Meet members and Elders of the Chiniki First Nation who will guide you through experiences and interpretative programs.  These experiences and special programs are offered in the Tipi Encampment, providing an authentic perspective.  A variety of experiences are offered each day and special exhibitions of dance and music are scheduled.

Get to know the Chiniki culture through experiences you’ll remember and talk about for years to come.

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Chose from various walking and trekking adventures in 2017.

    Ceremonial Tea with our Elders

    30 Minutes

    Come connect with the Chiniki in a traditional tea ceremony with an Elder and sample handmade bannock. Your host will share the importance that ceremony has in First Nations culture. Teas may include native plants ...

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    Chiniki Cultural Centre Rocky Mountains

      With Our Elders – Let’s Talk

      45 Minutes

      For a truly unique educational experience, join one of the Chiniki First Nation Elders to gain insight and understanding of Chiniki history and culture. Topics may include history of our people, Bow Valley, Lake ...

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        Our Elders Share our Legends

        30 Minutes

        Every First Nation has its own legends that reflect the unique experiences of its people. Join a Chiniki First Nations Elder as they take you on a journey into their world of legends. A series of culturally ...

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        Chiniki Cultural Centre Artists

          Open Studio – Handiwork

          45 Minutes

          The Chiniki have a long tradition of artwork that remains an important part of their culture. During the open house handiwork sessions, artisans and artists will showcase their art and discuss the process of their ...

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            Open Studio – Artist

            45 Minutes

            Get up close and personal with a Chiniki artist as he or she works and shares their work and personal artistic journey. and shares their work and personal artistic journey. The featured artist will display and ...

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              Open Studio – Artisan

              45 Minutes

              The Chiniki have a long tradition of artwork that remains an important part of their culture. During the open house handiwork sessions, artisans and artists will showcase their art and discuss the process of their ...

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              Chiniki Cultural Centre Pow Wow

                Performance Exhibition

                3 Hours

                Experience this incredible First Nations presentations as dancers perform in traditional outfits to the beat of drumming and singing in a dancing circle. Enjoy the other presentations during your visit as part of ...

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                  Understanding our Music and Dance

                  45 Minute

                  Join this narrative experience as your guide interprets First Nations dance, singing and drumming. The history and significance of music and dance in First Nations culture will be explained in combination with ...

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                    Learning Your Own Beat

                    30-45 Minutes

                    Interested in learning to play the hand drum? Join one of our Chiniki musicians for an explanatory exhibition of drumming as you learn your own beat. Your lesson will include an overview of traditional First Nations ...

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                      Build Your Own Drum

                      90 Minutes

                      For a unique, hands on experience you will build your own drum in a small group lesson led by a Chiniki Nation instructor. All materials will be provided including, hand drum baseboard, hides and drum sticks. And the ...

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