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Medicine Picking in Maskwacis on July 31. Open to Faculty and Staff. (10 spots)

Posted on: Jul 25, 2019

The Indigenous Knowledge and Research Centre (IKRC) is working in collaboration with our new faculty member, Paulina Johnson to provide an opportunity for cultural learning on the land to 10 faculty or staff. 

The IKRC provides culturally appropriate services to Indigenous students on campus which includes access to medicines and smudging. Now is the time of year that we can head out and start harvesting sage and sweetgrass. 

Elder Josephine Buffalo from Samson Cree Nation will be providing teachings on the medicines, how to identify plant medicines, how to harvest correctly and how to prepare the medicines for use. 

We will be travelling out to Maskwacis, Alberta (approximately an hour away) to harvest sage and potentially sweetgrass for our Indigenous Centre. 

Check with your supervisor to see if you are able to participate. The activity will take place on Wednesday, July 31st in the afternoon. Will be approximately 4 hours long. We will be meeting in Hole Academic at noon to head out in the Concordia van. Bring your lunch to eat on the way. Remember to dress for the weather. 

RSVP to Danielle (danielle.powder@concordia.ab.ca) to secure your spot as there is limited room. This will be a great learning opportunity for any staff or faculty who are interested in enhancing their knowledge of Cree people, worldview and culture.