We consult with our community Elders in everything we do. Our projects and performances are inspired by the stories from the oral traditions of the Treaty 7 Nations. When we first began, we gathered these Elders together to listen to their stories. Many of these sessions were recorded so that others who could not be present at the time would have a chance to hear what was said.
Ika'kimaat offers access to that same learning that our artists experienced, and their recorded performances reflect those teachings. There are short films from our Istotsi program, a full-length documentary about Making Treaty 7, interviews with MT7 alumni and Elders, and much more yet to come.
If you don't know anything about Treaty 7 or the Indigenous communities of Southern Alberta, this is a great place to start your learning journey.
We hope you take the time to watch, listen and learn.