New Site Announced for 2nd Annual Community Trek

We are going to gather as a Community in our Traditional Territory to reconnect with the land and take part in our culturally relevant activities.  ʔaq'am is looking at making this Trek an annual event with the hopes that each year will only get bigger and better. We believe community treks build better relationships which foster our strengths as a community, as families and as individuals.

2nd Annual Community Trek: Friday, August 9th - Sunday, August 11th, 2013

NEW LOCATION: Tembec Rec Site on Redding Creek Road and St. Mary's Lake Road Junction

The goals of our community trek are:

  • To unite aq̓amnik, to strengthen social relationships within a cultural setting
  • To create opportunities for healthy recreation such as sports, cultural activities, and performing arts
  • To rejuvenate and honour traditional practices
  • To share and promote Ktunaxa cultural teachings of society and art through grassroots activities
  • To honour all community members, especially the elders and the children
  • To develop excellence through learning at all stages of life
  • To assist all our members to reconnect to traditional teachings and ceremonies
  • To build leadership skills, starting from a young age, based on individual strengths, passions and potential

Summary of activities:

  • Nightly Ktunaxa Legends around the campfire
  • Ktunaxa place names hike
  • Ktunaxa Bingo
  • Greeting the sun with the Ktunaxa morning song
  • Singing the Meal Song before each meal
  • Pine Needle Basket making
  • Cedar Bark Harvesting
  • Birch Bark Basket making
  • Beading
  • Waȼkna (Dry Meat) making
  • Traditional Games
  • Dip Net making and fishing
  • Berry Picking
  • Moccasin Making
  • Hide Tanning

For more information, schedule of events, and a map to the Redding Creek site, please click on the attachments below.  Please remember to register by July 31, 2013.  Registration form may be found below as well.

Leeanna Rhodes, Governance Coordinator, St. Mary’s Band Office, ext. 3533,