At ARPA we often get questions related to Elders and the proper use of tobacco. To honour and celebrate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, this session will feature five multi-nation Elders, including Diane Meguinis (Tsuut’ina), Doreen Healy (Blackfoot), Linda & Darryl Brass (Midewiwin) and Karli Crowshoe (Blackfoot) who will kindly share their expertise on the significance of offering tobacco, how to offer it properly, and why it is used in smudge.
This session has been generously sponsored by Communities ChooseWell and Alberta Blue Cross.
This event is part of ARPA’s September programming in honour and recognition of Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth & Reconciliation (September 30).
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.