Our Culture Camp will host a Moose, Elk, Deer and Buffalo hide tanning camp this fall. The weather is always perfect for hide tanning and we were blessed with hard-working instructors. We will be promoting photos, resources, videos and tips on hide tanning, peeling birch trees and all the fall fun. This is the type of educational service the Land Based Healing Centre provides through our Culture Camp. There is a spin this year, we are gathering the local hunters to share their teachings.
tânisi, Garrick Schmidt nitisiyihikâson, Katepwa ohci nîya. I am a Michif from Treaty 4 territory and grew up in the Qu’Appelle Valley. I attended the University of Regina and obtained my Bachelor of Education degree through SUNTEP Regina.
I have taught and developed land-based programs and curriculum in the southern part of Saskatchewan over the last three years working with Ochapowace First Nation as well as White Bear First Nations. I have also worked with the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan where I have facilitated seasonal camps. I have worked with the Ministry of Education in Saskatchewan presenting with ISSI presentations on innovation in Land Based Learning and also assisting in curriculum writing.
You can find me on the water paddling, fishing or hunting during the summer and fall months and on the back of the runners on a dog sled in the winter time!
I am excited to be working with kâniyâsihk Culture Camps and the Cree Immersion School!
My name is Meagan Anishinabie, I am Oji-Cree from Sandy Lake First Nation, ON in Treaty 5 Territory. I attended Algonquin College in Ottawa and obtained a Diploma in Police Foundations. I also completed Indigenous programs with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) such as the Raven Program and the Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) at the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston.
I joined the CAF full-time in 2016 and started my career as a Military Police officer. I retired from the military in 2022 to pursue my passion in Land Based learning and sewing. I began sewing in my teenage years and learned from nohkomak Minda and Katie. I create traditional clothing such as moccasins, mukluks, gauntlets and contemporary style earrings with traditional designs. I am also an Artist with the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot program.
Though I enjoyed my time in the military, I felt disconnected from the land and my people. I attended my first Hide Camp at kâniyâsihk Culture Camps and immediately felt welcomed. I am beyond grateful and excited for this new chapter to be apart of the kâniyâsihk team.
The is now year round Cree Immersion Land Based school. kâ-nêyâsihk mîkiwâhpa Cree Academy of Excellence (kCAE)It was launched in September and services 4 communities with a professional staff and the students have been dedicated to learning. âti-nêhiyawêwak mîna nêhiyaw-ohpikihâkanak ôki. kisê-manitow tâhto-kîsikâw ninanâskomânân.
Indigenous protocols, Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous Law & Indigenous wisdom are foundational to nation building. We've been left keeping these responsibilities to help us in all situations. Our team of Indigenous Researchers are from all over the world and we have worked with Places of Higher Learning & Governments.
We are very proud to be Elder's Helpers, helpers at ceremonies and serve in this manner. We serve and work hard for safety for our participants and for our people. It really is a beautiful way of life. nêhiyawêwin can be heard through storytelling, visiting and ceremony.
nêhiyawêwak ôta mistahi nâpêwak êkwa iskwêwak kâ-atoskêcik. miywâsin kâ-pihtamihk tahto-kîsikâw.
Our staff are all fluent in Cree. We are unique in that you will hear a lot of Cree in our Camps. Its a great way to learn the language, in its natural setting.
We are a family and when you join our camps, you become one of our family members. This is wahkohtowin. First Nations perspectives are explained and shared throughout the camps. Please join us.
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Island Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: By appointment
Explore the lakes and land of beautiful Ministikwan Lake, SK
Learn how to paddle in the summer or learn how to work with dogs during the winter.
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