Stoney Language and Culture

Online Course

Full

May 11 — June 29 (8 weeks)

Tuesdays, 5:15 - 6:45 pm

$250

$212.50

Online Format - Zoom

Full

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Gain valuable perspective on the Bow Valley from local traditions that long pre-date the first contact with the settlers of Canada. Learn about the rich culture and history of the Stoney Nation and its people including the basics of Stoney language – from sounds and alphabet to words and short phrases, to the history and meaning behind many of the traditional ceremonies.

Instructor: Buddy Wesley, Stoney Nakoda Cultural Advisor and Tribal Historian

Meet the instructor

Lloyd Buddy Wesley is a Chiniki band member and Stoney Nakoda Cultural Advisor and Tribal historian in Morley, Alberta. Buddy grew up with Nakoda traditions that were passed on to him from his parents and grandparents. His great grandfather was Chief Peter Wesley who established the Big Horn reserve and his great grandmother, Leah Simeon, was an entrepreneur and traded handi-crafts with Norman Luxton in Banff. Buddy gained historical Nakoda knowledge through the Treaty Land Entitlement research department since 1990 and with constant discussions and interviews with Stoney Nakdoa Elders through traditional Oral History.

Online format: Online courses will be delivered in a Zoom Meeting. A meeting link and password will be emailed to you in advance of the start of the sessions. Please download the Zoom Application from https://zoom.us/

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