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Indigenous Science Night: Braiding Science and Community
September 22, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Come together for Indigenous Science Night: Braiding Science and Community!
On September 22, all ages are invited to another family-friendly Indigenous Science Night at Spark that centres on the craft and science of braiding, and braiding as a teaching method of inclusivity, interweaving of ways of knowing and the strength found in community.
What to expect at this Indigenous Science Night:
- Join Elders and Knowledge Keepers to learn and hear stories about braiding and its cultural significance, from hair to sweetgrass, to rope and more.
- Learn the basics of Métis finger weaving techniques and start your own woven bracelet.
- Enjoy a rope making demonstration from a Blackfoot craftsman.
- Hear the unique sounds of Métis fiddle music to get the community in a dancing mood!
- Try a taco in a bag from the Spark Eatery!
- Jump into family-friendly activities like the Human Knot Challenge and a Hair Braiding Station with fun clip-in colours.
- Explore the history of this Land by following the buffalo, human, dog, wolf, and Sasquatch footprints from the entrance to the Brainasium. Along this journey you will encounter artwork from Blackfoot artists Sikapinakii Low Horn, Brendon Many Bears, and Joey Big Snake.
- Explore the entire science centre, including the Infinity Dome, the Brainasium Outdoor Park and more.
- Learn why there is a hero inside of all of us in Sacred Defenders of the Universe, in the Digital Immersion Gallery.