Are you a caregiver of a child or youth who is a member of Saddle Lake Cree Nation?
Saddle Lake Cree Nation has the following cultural events coming up in Summer. Please find attached the Pow Wow transportation letter for caregivers and families. Also attached is the poster and registration form for the Cultural Camp.
- The Saddle Lake Pow Wow will take place June 21st to 23rd on the Pow Wow grounds in Saddle Lake. We are offering bus transportation to the event on Saturday June 22nd for those who wish to utilize this service. Caregivers, biological families and other foster children in the home are all welcome to attend and utilize the transportation provided. Caseworkers are encouraged to attend and to assist with supervision on the day. Caseworkers are kindly asked to send names of their clients who will be attending to Karla Augert, phone 780.422.8749 Augert@gov.ab.ca or Merlyn Fortune-Browne, phone 780.638.3601 Merlyn.Fortune-Browne@gov.ab.ca by June 10th.
- The Saddle Lake Cultural Camp will be held from July 8th to 12th at the Pow Wow grounds in Saddle Lake. Activities include sage and sweetgrass picking, pipe ceremony, teepee teachings and many more. Caseworkers and caregivers are expected to make their own transportation arrangements to and from the camp for the children in their care. Campers should normally be within the age range 10 – 17 years. Younger children will need to be accompanied by a caregiver or older sibling. Please contact the Band Designate Denise Steinhauer Steinhauer@gov.ab.ca to discuss exceptions.
Caregivers may also camp out on site but are responsible for their own meals. Trailers, RV’s and tents are welcome; however there are no trailer hook-ups. In the past some caregivers have chosen to stay at hotels in the nearby town of St Paul and drive to the camp site daily.