The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association is excited to invite you to a virtual screening of ARPA’s 2023 Elders’ Camp documentary titled: “Our Own Spirits Regained” over the lunch hour (12pm to 1pm) on February 14th.
As a free reconciliation-based educational opportunity, this documentary shares the stories of various multi-nation Elders as they explore: 1) the importance of these camps for growing the capacity of Elders, 2) the healing process of connecting to the land, and 3) the power of recreation to lift the human spirit.
Following the screening, Janet Naclia (ARPA Director of People & Programs) will discuss the creation and experience of these camps with organizational partner and co-organizer, Adrian Goulet (Mahegun Tails Inc. and Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary) as well as a guest appearance from one of the Elders involved in the Elders’ Camp initiative.
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.