The Eagle's Back Program
The Eagle's Back program strives to encompass
the vital components necessary to successfully
reclaim the strengths of Aboriginal families in
Calgary. Eagle's Back combines cultural identity
and legacy education through cultural events and
programs for individuals throughout their life
cycle. The focus is to bring tradition and culture
awareness through events and teachings. The
Eagle's Back program is available for all ages.
The Eagle is a powerful symbol of safety and protection in the First Nations Culture. Just as an eagle flies under its young to ensure they do not fall, so does the Eagle's Back program as it strives to help First Nations people living in urban settings to feel safer and more able to participate in the culture of the community.
The 'Eagle is back' relates to the desire of the people to reclaim their proud history, customs, tradition and beliefs that were significantly forgotten by the boarding school experience. If the Eagle truly came back as a powerful symbol known to all their children it would mean that health had returned to the nation.
There is no charge to the participants who are interested in the Aboriginal culture.
For more information contact Jean Dube - Aboriginal Liaison at 403.213.0385 or email@example.com
Click here to download the rack card (pdf)