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Sun, Jul 28

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Calgary Meeting Location

Sweetgrass Picking

Time & Location

Jul 28, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Calgary Meeting Location, Calgary, AB T2H, Canada

About the event

Join us as we venture out to gather sweetgrass in Southern Alberta. Elder Ruby Eaglechild will be joining us and sharing about the cultural significance of sweetgrass and respectful protocols for its harvesting and use.

This gathering offers:

  • Wisdom from Elder Ruby Eaglechild: Gain insights into the cultural significance and medicine of sweetgrass and proper harvesting techniques to ensure its sustainability.
  • Mindful Connection with Nature: Enjoy a walk through a beautiful natural setting while gathering sweetgrass.
  • Community and Sharing: Learn alongside a supportive group of women*

Please Note:

  • This gathering requires a carpool journey. We'll meet at Chinook C-Train Station and travel together for 1.5 hours south of Calgary to the harvesting location. A gas card will be offered for carpool participants.
  • A picnic lunch will be provided. Please note, that we are unable to accomodate dietary restrictions at this time. If you have dietary needs, please ensure you bring your own lunch.

Who this gathering is for:

  • In keeping with protocols that have been shared, this gathering is only for women*. See note below for more
  • Please note that those on their moontime are not able to join us for this gathering

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes (closed toe) and weather-appropriate clothing (hat, sunscreen, water bottle).
  • A sense of respect and reverence for the land and the teachings shared by Ruby
  • A long skirt or ribbon skirt is mandatory for this gathering.

Spaces are limited. Please ensure that you can attend before registering and let us know if you are unable to make it.

**A note on this protocol**-  We acknowledge that gender is on a spectrum. If you identify differently than "woman" and would like to attend, please reach out so we can chat. 

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