Tāpākōmitowin reflects the vision of rebuilding a community out on the land. Having all nations come together as one adopted family. Creating culturally safe spaces grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing that provide opportunities for Indigenous children, youth, families, and the community to develop a sense of self-worth and belonging, and reclamation of cultural traditions and customs through the intergenerational exchange of learning and sharing, land-based education, truth-telling, relationship building and restoring traditional teachings and practices.
This year’s theme Sākihitowin (Love) Represented by the mikisiw (Eagle)
It teaches us for when we love and accept ourselves, is to live at peace with the Creator and in harmony with all of creation. Love knows no bounds. We must accept it sincerely and give it freely.
It will take place July 3 – 7, 2023 on Treaty 4 Territory, the traditional lands of the Michif Piyii (Métis), Očhéthi Sakówin (Dakota) and the Niitsítpiis-stahkoii (Original People’s Land) of the Niitsítapi (Blackfoot) who are the original caretakers of this land.
We acknowledge the ancestors beneath our feet, an infinity of footsteps of those who long called this land home, the unfolding of bundles, the undoing of colonization and the opening of this land to allow treaty to come alive. We thank them for allowing us to meet and learn together on their land. We are looking forward to seeing you in July!