Indigenous people have always known Creator and Creation. They have been imparted the language, the songs and ceremonies of this land. Indigenous people have a holistic world view that is important to respect, understand and acknowledge and their teachings and wisdom are needed by western society today. Join John Snow Jr. in a dialogue about how we can appreciate perspectives on Indigenous relationships to the land through Treaty, TRC, and UNDRIP principles. John brings a perspective that derives from his father’s teachings and writing in “These Mountains are Our Sacred Places“
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
John Snow Jr. was educated in Canada, the United States and London, England. He is descended from the Treaty 7 signor Jacob Goodstoney of the Stoney Nations and is a member of the Wesley Band. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government from Arizona State University. He completed a Petroleum Mineral Land Management Diploma at Mount Royal University. John completed an MA where he specialized in Public Policy, Law and Administration.
Rev. Snow teaches, lectures and advises colleges, universities and museums. For the past three years, John has worked at Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary as a weekend interpreter at the trading post—providing Stoney perspectives and knowledge of pre-contact life. He has served as Governor at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and is now Governor Emeritus. John is also faculty assistant at Vancouver School of Theology, UBC. John is an adjunct instructor at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, as well as being an instructor for Indigenous Visions, Indigenous Environmental Monitoring program and is a certified Building Environmental Aboriginal Human Resources (BEAHR) instructor. He will graduate with an M.Div. from UBC, Vancouver School of Theology in the next year. John is the Canmore Museum’s Associate Curator of Indigenous Content.