Knowledge Sharing Series
Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site
Parks Canada welcomes you to a very special Knowledge Sharing Series at Lower Fort Garry. Immerse yourself First Nations cultural perspectives.
On select Saturdays throughout July and August, our guests will speak about their experiences and share knowledge that they have gained over the years. Anyone wanting to learn more about and connect more deeply with First Nations and Red River Métis culture is invited and encouraged to attend.
Admission to all events in included with your daily admission to Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site.
August 5 – Carl Stone - 1 pm
Join Carl Stone to learn more about First Nations ceremonies and traditional teachings.
Bio: Carl William Stone (BA) was born on the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation and raised by his Grandmother Eliza Stone. She was a respected Elder and of the Anishinaabe Midaywin Society.
For the last 45 years, Carl has been active in the reclaiming of the Anishinaabe Spiritual and Cultural ways of his people. In the mid-1970s, Carl was one of two young men of the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation who played a role in bringing back the Traditional Drum to the Nation. After 100 years of silence, the Brokenhead Drum sounded its voice once again.
Carl is currently retired but works as an Elder-in-Residence for the Indigenous Student Centre at the University of Manitoba two days a week. Carl also works in ceremonies such as the Sundance, Sweat lodge, and other ceremonies, he is an Elder’s helper, and holds guest lectures on traditional teachings and spirituality.
August 19 – Drumming and singing with Jaime Grasby - 12 pm
Aaniin! Boozhoo! Niinsa Makade Binesi. Migizi dodem, Sagkeeng niindoonjii. Hello, it’s Jaime Grasby here! I am an Anishinaabe Ikwe from Sagkeeng First Nation. With the loving support of my husband and my son, I walk this Red Road as a humble helper. I have been fortunate in my journey as I have sat with many amazing teachers and mentors who have guided me with gentle hands and loving words. I am lucky to work with multiple organizations and in the community to bring traditional ceremony to the people who wish to partake and hope to do so in a meaningful way. It is always an honour to be invited to speak and share with community members. Chi-miigwech!
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