At Parks Canada, Indigenous voices share their own stories of their history and culture. Connecting with these experiences, deepens understanding of the history, cultures, and important roles of Indigenous peoples.

Celebrate Indigenous culture at Elk Island National Park.

Indigenous crafts with Cree-ative Designs

Marge Johnson and her daughter will be back in Elk Island following a successful spring of crafting workshops. The mother-daughter duo aim to spark creativity and share some Cree culture.
These crafts are suitable for all ages and are able to be completed in 15 to 20 minutes. Classes are free with paid park entry; No registration is required.

Dates: Saturday, July 6 and 20 and August 3 and 16
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Astotin Lake Recreation Area

Crafts:

July – Mini Tipi-making
August – Mini Drum-making

Cree language circle

Throughout Alberta as well as Elk Island there are many names and welcomes that are expressed in one or more of the many Indigenous languages heard in this part of North America. Elk Island welcomes Arrol Crier from Maskwacis to share with visitors the Cree language. Spend time learning about nature – but in Cree! Celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages at Elk Island National Park.

Classes are free with paid park entry; No registration is required. Feel free to bring a lawn chair or blanket!

Dates: Sundays, July 14 and 21, August 11 and 17
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Astotin Lake Recreation Area