IINII | An honouring and celebration of the buffalo of Sunnyside in Mohkinstsis (Calgary)

cSpace King Edward

1020 2nd Ave NW

Calgary, AB


History & heritage



Nature & outdoors

Alberta Culture Days at cSpace September 27th & 28th, 2019. Hosted by Springboard Performance and the Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry Come out to honour and celebrate the Iinii, the buffalo that once were a part of this robust environment. Create beautiful lanterns to carry in procession, watch films, share in song, dance, and story, and celebrate the history of the buffalo of this land. Guided by Blackfoot Elder, Raymond Many Bears with additional stories by Troy Emery Twigg, and lantern-puppets from “Iinisikimm” a homecoming for the buffalo of Canada. Drumming by Anders Hunter of Eya Hey Nakoda. Build lanterns in free workshops and join the procession that will end in a round dance. Friday, September 27 ||| Studio Theatre South (Main Floor) 6:30-9:00pm | Community Lantern Making Workshop 8:30-10pm | Bison Video Screening Saturday, September 28 ||| The Treehouse South (4th Floor) 1:00-4:00pm | Community Lantern Making Workshop Saturday September 28 | containR ( 1020 2nd ave ) 6:30pm | Community gathering 7:00pm | Shared history, blessings & stories 7:30pm | Procession through neighbourhood with lanterns 7:50pm | Drumming and round dance 8:30pm | Bison film screenings

This event is free.

Fri Sep 25
Sat Sep 26
Sun Sep 27

6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Organized by

Springboard Performance and Canadian Academy of Mask Puppet

SPRINGBOARD PERFORMANCE IS DEVOTED TO CONNECTING ARTISTS AND AUDIENCE TO THE BODY AND MIND THROUGH PHYSICAL CONTEMPORARY CREATION AND PUBLIC SPACE ACTIVATION ====================================================================================== The Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry (CAMP) is an organization that is bound to the advancement of education concerning the creation and performance of mask and puppetry related art. We foster the emerging and next generation of theatre creators whose main interest is in the innovation of this craft, and also to provide mentorship to professional artists of all medias who wish to expand their practice of artistic expression. CAMP is dedicated to the greater community and strives to deliver these forms to people of all ages, and to inspire an active, engaged and appreciative energy toward these pursuits.

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    cSpace Projects King Edward Calgary, AB

    Alberta Culture Days is the perfect time to experience the diverse, living, breathing, and ever-changing arts hub that is cSPACE. Be a part of the cultural thread and introduce yourself to an arts community that will shape where Calgary is...





1020 2nd Ave NW

Calgary, AB

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Springboard Performance





This event is wheelchair accessible, and has gender-neutral washrooms.

This venue is outdoor. there are portable toilets on sight open to any visitors