Adam Melnyk | June 16, 2017
Walk a Mile in Our Moccasins
In celebration of Aboriginal Awareness Week, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Calgary and Calgary Alpha House are joining together to support reconciliation and awareness through an event that will teach the tradition of moccasin making. Come walk a mile in our moccasins, and learn the tradition of moccasin making through community connection and cultural teachings.
Indigenous moccasins were a nearly universal element from tribe to tribe, with distinctive features and subtle patterns among the various tribes. Indigenous people could often tell each other’s tribal affiliation simply from the design of their shoes. Authentic Indigenous moccasins are made with all natural materials that signify a historical connection to the land. Creating authentic Indigenous crafts builds a genuine cultural connection that’s crucial in rebuilding relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
Who: EFry Calgary and Calgary Alpha House
What: “Walk a Mile in Our Moccasins”
$55 includes all material and instruction to make one pair of infant moccasins
When: Monday, June 19
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Sunalta Community Centre
1627 10 Avenue SW
Why: In celebration of Aboriginal Awareness Week
Registration is limited; call 403-294-0737 to secure your spot. Participation supports both Alpha House and EFry Calgary’s Indigenous Programming.