Today, my best friend K and I went to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, which is UNESCO World Heritage Site in western Alberta. It was amazing for a complete lack of more eloquent words. Even as I write this, I’m still wrapping my head around what I just experienced.
So as not to butcher all of the facts, here’s the website: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (please keep in mind this is a government run site… they’re naturally going to sugarcoat the coming and decimation of First Peoples culture by the Europeans – not to be all political or anything but let’s be real here).
The experience at the Interpretive center was amazing – first of all, all of the employees and volunteers were active members of the Plains bands. They were passionate, knowledgeable, and proud – as they should be. If you can’t tell already, I love First Peoples cultures. The majority of…
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