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Indigenous Star Stories: Grades 5-12

Description

Cree people have unique perspectives of the constellations and stars that are prominent in the northern skies. Wilfred Buck, known as the Star Guy, will share Indigenous star stories and teachings.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Date:  This online program is held on Monday, June 20 from 1:00-1:45pm for grades 5-12.

Presented in partnership with the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Network (EDIN), it is part of a series of online Indigenous-led programs for school groups to acknowledge and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. 

This program is conducted through Zoom.  One hour prior to the program, we will send you an email with the Zoom meeting ID.  Please ensure you have Zoom installed on your device or computer.  If you don’t have a library card, please visit https://www.reginalibrary.ca/register to register for one.

Wilfred Buck is an Indigenous star lore expert. Wilfred is a Cree Knowledge Keeper who has become known as the “Star guy" because of his expertise on First Nations astronomy. He is one of the foremost Indigenous star-story experts in the world. 

Wilfred is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. He obtained his Bachleor of Education and Post Bachleor of Accounting from the University of Manitoba.  As an educator, Wilfred has had the opportunity and good fortune to travel to South and Central America as well as Europe to meet, share, and listen to Indigenous people from all over the world.                                                                                                   

He is a husband, father of four, son, uncle, brother, nephew, storyteller, mad scientist, teacher, singer, pipe-carrier, sweat lodge keeper, old person, and sun dance leader.

Wilfred Buck  is the author of several books: Tipiskawi Kisik: Night Sky Star Stories, I have Lived Four Lives... , and his new book, Kitcikisik (Great Sky): Stories that Fill the Night.

*Registration required
8 spots available
Registration Closed

When


Jun 20 2022, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Where


Online, Zoom 4

Event Type


School Support

Topic


Multicultural
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