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First-Ever Canadian Parks Conference – ARPA
by ahnationtalk onMarch 15, 2017173 Views
March 14, 2017
Canada’s parks leaders convene for first-time collaborative event
From March 8-11, the iconic peaks of Banff hosted Canadians passionate about parks, gathering to encourage one another in working towards unified goals for our natural spaces.
The Canadian Parks Conference kicked off Wednesday evening at the Banff Centre, with a celebration of Indigenous culture from the Treaty 7 area. The event included a performance of traditional dancing and drumming from the award-winning Blackfoot Confederacy group. Elder Dave Courchene Jr. of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba spoke on the “Spiritual Connection to Land and Reconciliation.”