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Diary of Events and Happenings in Calgary, Alberta.

Fireside Storytelling

Saturday 16 March 2024 - The confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers has been a place of gathering since time immemorial. Gather around the fire at the confluence for an afternoon of fascinating stories told by Indigenous storytellers from Treaty 7. Enjoy a cup of cider or hot chocolate and immerse yourself in tales expertly crafted by our speaker. March 17: Sheldon First Rider - Sheldon First Rider is from the Blood Nation in Southern Alberta who has taught the history, language, and culture of the Blackfoot people for over 45 years. For the last 15 years, Sheldon has shared stories of his ancestors and taught the people of Calgary and visitors to the land at the Glenbow Museum. Sheldon is excited to embark on a wonderful adventure teaching at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers at Fort Calgary to share his stories to all those who wish to listen. March 31: Julius Hirsch - Julius is a status member of the Northern Piikani Nation in Brocket, Alberta who grew up around the Blackfoot Ceremony learning oral stories from the elders on both sides of his family. Julius is passionate about leading tours and educating others about Blackfoot history and the early contact with the North West Mounted Police. Julius is currently a third-year student at the University of Calgary majoring in History, and his previous work experience includes several years in the military as a reservist and Fort Whoop-Up in Lethbridge’s Indian Battle Park. - Event Details