Regular Member – Indigenous Awareness & Protocol 101



12:00 – 1:30 pm, Tuesday, March 26th

Join Indigenous Educator Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo of Wase Saba (Black Bear) Experiences as we explore the first steps of building symbiotic relationships with First Peoples of the land. This session will explore flora used for medicines, ceremony and protocol offerings. Those who attend both online and in person will get the chance to practise a smudging ceremony, as well as offering protocol. Which is essential for any work and consultation with First Peoples who maintain many industry and wildlife sites. We’ll learn what protocol is, how and why it’s offered, and make tobacco ties for offering. This session will also include an overview of commonly used terminology, community-titles & traditional names, which can inform positive work and volunteer practices.

After registering, participants will receive meeting details and required materials via email.

PO BOX 4990
Edmonton AB
T6E 5G8

Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques

Embark on a journey of precision and insight with the Lethbridge College Wildlife Analytics Lab (WAL) at the ACTWS Conference in Jasper! Join our workshop, ‘Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques‘, to explore the secrets hidden within wildlife teeth. Explore both the field technique of ‘tooth eruption and wear’ and the laboratory marvel of ‘cementum analysis’ – both dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of ungulate ages. Delve into the heart of these techniques, comparing their accuracy and precision, with a revelation of the superior accuracy of cementum analysis. Learn the art of tooth extraction and witness the seamless process of submitting your own wildlife teeth to the WAL for aging through cementum analysis. Elevate your understanding of deer populations and contribute to the advancement of wildlife knowledge and bolster your resume with applied experience. Participants will gain hands-on familiarity with the field technique of jaw aging, and the lab process of tooth extraction, inspection, preparation, and cementum analysis. Join us in Jasper for a transformative experience at the intersection of field expertise and cutting-edge laboratory analysis!

Facilitated by the Wildlife Analytics Lab, Lethbridge College

Cost: $15

Professional refers to someone who works with wildlife and/or their habitats in a professional setting.

In this context, it is not in reference to a legal professional designation.