A Spiritual Journey to Alberta
October 14 - October 18
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DetailsThe spiritual roots of Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai'pi Park in Alberta, Canada The ‘Indigenous pop art’ of Jason Carter brings the Canadian Rockies to vibrant life Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump commemorates and keeps alive an Indigenous way of life
The spiritual roots of Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi Park in Alberta, Canada
When Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019, it was an opportunity for the world to learn about the sacred roots of this special place, famous for its beautiful and haunting hoodoo landscape formations.
For at least 4,000 years, Indigenous people have come here to pray and perform spiritual ceremonies. The ancient petroglyphs and pictographs are a testament to the place’s importance.
Presented by Travel Alberta with the co-operation of Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi Provincial Park.
The ‘Indigenous pop art’ of Jason Carter brings the Canadian Rockies to vibrant life
Jason Carter comes from a rich history of groundbreaking Indigenous artists in Alberta, Canada, and his contemporary take on the Canadian Rockies brings them to vibrant life.
His paintings bring bold colour and humour to sunset peaks, mountain-lake canoe trips, and the lives of wildlife, while his sculptures offer a contemporary flair to a renowned Indigenous form of art.
Presented by Travel Alberta.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump commemorates and keeps alive an Indigenous way of life
Some ingenious Indigenous hunters had a method of hunting the herds of bison that once roamed the Canadian prairies: they would stampede them off a cliff. It was a practice ancient, sacred and practical.
Today, a unique interpretive centre in Alberta, Canada commemorates this unique hunting style, and helps travelers connect to the cultural and spiritual side of this place and the Blackfoot people here.
Presented by Travel Alberta with the co-operation of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.
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