Field Trip - Blackfoot Crossing (Calgary, AB)

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Upcoming & Annual Events
Date
05.12.2018

Description

Visit Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park!

Blackfoot Crossing is a designated National Heritage Site where Treaty 7 was signed between the Blackfoot Nations and the Government of Canada. The site itself is of historic and archeological importance. The impressive building houses a museum, interactive exhibits, and a gift shop, meeting rooms, and displays. Outside, you can visit the Tipi Village, see Poundmaker's Monument and Chief Crowfoot's grave site, and view various archeological sights.

This spring, we have learned about "The Clearing of the Plains" and how First Nations peoples were forced out of their traditional territories and onto reserves. We have seen a film about modern First Nations history and the Constitution Train which went from Vancouver to Ottawa and forced the inclusion of First Nations in the constitution. We also have the opportunity to see a film about Pete Standing Alone, a local First Nations Elder and community builder. Now we can start to learn about the Blackfoot Nations on whose traditional territories we live - their culture, values, history, languages - their stories from their perspective. Let's take the next step!

Date: Saturday May 12
Time: Leave McKillop at 9:30am
Return at 5:30

Admission:
We plan to visit as a group which includes a tour with a Blackfoot guide.
We will sell tickets in advance for admission and tour - lunch is on your own.

Transportation:
Carpool: We have organized vehicles and can take up to 25 people. Tickets will include admission, tour, and something for gas to the drivers.

Drive Yourself:
If you want to drive up yourself, your ticket will include admission and tour only.

Getting There:
Blackfoot Crossing Historic Park is under 2 hours from Lethbridge.
Go north on Highway 23 past Vulcan, east on 542 past Milo, and north on 842.
The Park is east of Calgary just over an hour drive on Highway 1 and south on 842.

Lunch:
There is a cafeteria at Blackfoot Crossing so you can purchase lunch for under $10 or bring your own.
(Preference given to paying customers first!) If the weather is nice, there are picnic tables outside.

Tickets:
Carpool: Adults $30 Youth (8 - 17) $20
Drive Yourself: Adults: $16 Youth $12

Deadline for Ticket Purchase:
Buy your tickets at Coffee Between on April 15, 22, and 29.

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