Wanuskewin Heritage Park is committed to advancing the understanding and appreciation of the evolving cultures of Northern Plains Indigenous Peoples. The park offers educational, spiritual, historic, and cultural programming and ceremony. The park is committed to land conservation and the preservation of northern Prairie Grasslands.
There are many facets of Wanuskewin. Gifts to the park would support our programming, for example, appropriately compensating Elders for their work and appropriately compensating dancers, singers, drummers, and other specialists for their work. Gifts to the park can also support land-based projects and resources such as seed for the Seven Sisters Garden or upgrades to equipment. Gifts to the park can support bison care including feed, paddock maintenance, and other resources for well-being. As well, development of new programs like an Elder-in-Residence is needed. This program offers guidance, instruction, medicines, and relationship building.
We have recently hired a new community engagement intern and their role is to facilitate, engage, and organize volunteers. This is exciting news for Wanuskewin because we offer several volunteer experiences such as the ‘hand-to-land’ program which invites volunteers to spend time on the land doing conservation activities. We also require volunteers for one day opportunities like National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Our resource management team appreciates gardening supplies like sheers, clippers, gloves, shovels, buckets, and other personal protection equipment.