Two Epic Migrations: the arrival of America’s First Peoples and — millennia later — the sudden move of the Dene from the Subarctic to the Southwest
The Navajo and Apache are among the best-known indigenous groups of the Americas. Their ancestors, the Dene peoples of Alaska and northwestern Canada, entered the continent over 13,000 years ago as the last ice age was ending. Fast forward to the 13th century and, in one of the most dramatic stories in New World prehistory, the Dene spread from their homeland to northern Mexico. Remarkable evidence is found in Utah’s Promontory Caves: moccasins, basketry, bow technology, and bison robes. Both migrations took place during disruptive periods of climate and cultural change and have lessons for today. Dr. Ives is a professor in the Anthropology Department, University of Alberta. Prior to this, he held key roles in Alberta’s heritage agencies and was instrumental in major Aboriginal policy and cultural initiatives, including Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For his conservation efforts, he received the Blackfoot name Awoutaan (Shield). Hailing from Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Jack lives as often as possible in Lantzville, with his wife Barbara.
Cash bar opens: 3:30 pm Program starts: 4:00 pm
Buffet Dinner (reserved guests only) immediately following the program:
Whole roasted island farms turkey (white & dark meat), gravy, cranberry sauce, whipped Yukon gold potato, seasonal vegetables and crispy brussel sprouts, spinach salad, bread & butter.
$25 + gratuity/person
** (dinner only) Prior Reservation Required (deadline Thursday October 31st noon): click here to email or call: 250-468-9915 (NB: Minimum 40 people required for buffet – please sign up ASAP)
If you require a vegetarian alternative, please contact the clubhouse.
NEXT SUNDAY@4: November 17th
An Historic Journey Along the E&N
with Glen Mofford, historian