Winter Spring Indigenous

Winter Spring programming will begin third week of January

Program registration opens December 14


May Program 2022 Calendar

Program and Special Event Accessibility for Guests with Disabilities

These programs are for everyone! Online programs will be captioned. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact the Programming Team at asgprogramming@yrl.ab.ca or call us at 780-962-4423 ext. 0.  To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

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Indigenous Programs

Name 
Description
Availability Ages*** Platform 
Indigenous Story Telling
NEW
Story telling is an important way to learn about Indigenous communities. This new program was created to honour Indigenous cultures and to promote intercultural understanding, to communication between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. 

Join Knowledge Keeper Barbara for a fun, interactive story telling with songs, and puppets.
Alternate Fridays starting on January 28, 2022 (Feb 11, Feb 25, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22, May 6, May 20) from 10:00am-10:30am 2-6 with caregivers
(siblings & friends are welcome)
FREE
In-person
Drop-in
Conversational Cree
NEW
Conversational Cree is a one hour program dedicated to Nehiyawewin(Cree language) resurgence and revitalization. We want to share the Cree language with everyone by creating the opportunity for non-Cree speaking people to begin to learn.

This program will start on Wednesday January 19, 2022 and end on Wednesday March 9, 2022 (8 week session).

  • Youth Class (ages 13-17) from 6:00pm-7:00pm
  • Adult Class (ages 18+) from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Online via Zoom.
Every Wednesday

8 week session from January 19-March 9, 2022
Youth Class (13-17) and Adult Class (18+) FREE
Online
Registered:

Youth Class registration is closed

Adult Class is Full
Talking Circles Join our Talking Circles as we share various gifts, wisdom, stories and teachings from our local Indigenous community and neighbors. Listen deeply with a profound opportunity to understand, learn and establish a sense of community in a safe sacred space. Gain a mutual understanding of one another regardless of our various backgrounds. Refreshments will be provided.

**The Talking Circle is mostly suited for older children and adults, but all community members are welcome to attend this free event. 

This program is in partnership with the Spruce Grove FCSS.
 

Last Thursday of the month:

January 27, February 17, March 31, April 28, May 26. 

From 5:30pm-9:00pm*

*The Talking Circle will start at 6:00pm
All Ages** In person at Border Paving Athletic Centre in the Zender Ford meeting room.

**Please visit Border Paving Athletic Centre's website for their complete COVID 19 guidelines.

Indigenous History Month: Ribbon Skirt Workshop
Learn how to make your own ribbon skirt. Join Knowledge Keeper Barb to learn the history and make a ribbon skirt.

*experience sewing is highly recommended
Registration will open on May 1, 2022


Meet and Greet at the library: Wednesday June 1 or 8

Workshop at BPAC: Saturday June 4 or 11


Ages 18+
FREE,
In-person
Registered

Space is limited

Register here


*materials available in print and online through our eResources.

**These videos are reserved for the education of Library patrons only. SGPL receives no commercial gain from these recordings. No unauthorized further dissemination of these works is permitted.

***Program age recommendations are simply a guideline for content. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of age or ability!

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