BATC HOSTS WANDERING SPIRIT COMMEMORATION
November 13th 2012
(North Battleford, SK) This year marks the 127th Anniversary of the demise of Wandering Spirit, the War Chief of the Big Bear Nation in the late 1870’s who was hanged in 1885 at Fort Battleford for killing Indian Agent Thomas Quinn at Frog Lake, Saskatchewan. This information is a part of the written history of events that occurred during the time European settlers were making their homes on the prairies.
In First Nations culture, oral history is the traditional format in which stories of significance are passed down through the generations. On November 27th, BATC and Stoney Knoll First Nation extend an invitation to hear the oral history of Wandering Spirit, as told by Tyrone Tootoosis, featured speaker for the commemoration.
Other stories of significance to the area First Nations will be presented orally as well, as part of the agenda for the commemoration activities.
BATC and Stoney Knoll First Nation invite everyone to attend the commemoration which will be held at the Sweetgrass Community Centre followed by a traditional feast.
For more information, please contact:
Chief Ben Weenie, Stoney Knoll First Nation
Phone: 306 480 8570