Indigenous Mount Royal

Partners in Place_PowwowPresentation Powwow

April 19, 2018
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Mount Royal University's amphitheatre or gymnasium

(location dependent on weather — you will receive an email with the confirmed powwow location, prior to the event)

Free admission
Must register to attend

Presented by Tsuut'ina Education Department and Connect Charter School, and hosted by our partner, Mount Royal University. Students from Connect Charter School and Tsuut'ina Education Department schools will congregate at Mount Royal University for a presentation powwow.

This event will be opened by Elder Thomas Heavenfire, and emceed by Hal Eagaltail. The powwow will include speakers, Elders and dignitaries from Tsuut'ina Nation, as well as performances by Tsuut'ina dancers, drummers and singers.This event is open to parents of Connect and Tsuut'ina students, MRU faculty and pre-service teachers, and Lakeview Community residents.

Partners in Place_ParentsParent SymposiumApril 19, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Connect Charter School

5915 Lewis Drive Southwest, Calgary, AB

$10 admission
Tickets available here

This evening presentation will feature a keynote address by Amy Demarest, who will lead a discussion on the four elements of place-based education — experience, subject, place and service. Other speakers will include Elder Gloria Runner, from Tsuut'ina Nation, who will open the evening with a blessing, and Albi Sole who will speak to the roots of Physical Literacy.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is open to Tsuut'ina and Connect Charter School parents, Lakeview Community residents, and Mount Royal University faculty. Other interested parties should contact for registration information.

Partners in Place_EducatorsEducators Symposium
April 20, 2018
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Connect Charter School
5915 Lewis Drive Southwest, Calgary, AB

$80 Certificated teachers
$25 Pre-service teachers
Tickets available here

The Educators Symposium will be opened and closed with blessings and prayers from Elders Vera Marie Crowchild and Virginia Crowchild from Tsuut'ina Nation. Our keynote speaker, Amy Demarest, will lead a discussion of the four principles of place based education (experience, subject, place and service).

The remainder of the day includes break-out sessions focusing on the topics of place-based education, Indigenous ways of knowing, physical literacy and environmental education. A light breakfast and lunch is included with registration.

This event is open to all educators in the Calgary area. A limited number of bursary seats are available for pre-service teachers. If this fee is a barrier to attending, please contact

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