Please Join us...

Friday December 17th

Morley School 6:00

for Story Telling & holiday treats.

Children in attendance will receive a book to take home.

Door Prizes.


We'd love to see you there!


Special Thanks!

Special thanks to all our supporters for their Winter Gear to donate in Morley!!!

Leo Boutique
Liam Gordon & Family
Xavier Couchman
Alex Suthern
Phil McCutchen
Heather Lawrence
Alice & Bob Foote
Tiffany Husband & Family
Vanessa Rae
Kevin Lee
Ian Gordon

And thanks to Jennifer K. for her amazing donation to our arts project - which will help us to tell stories and find our voice through culture!

Greetings from Morley!

Thanks to Chelsee Ivan for her donation to our art card project! 

Chelsee Ivan
Born and raised in Taber, Alberta. Chelsee is a recent graduate from the Alberta College of Art + Design with a Bachelor of Design in Photography. Chelsee is currently working and living in Calgary.


Winter Digs

Thanks to Leo Boutique, Liam Gordon, Alex Suthern, Phil McCutchen, Heather Lawrence, Alice & Bob Foote, Xavier Couchman, and Vanessa Rae for their donations of winter clothes!


Big news!

Reclaiming Indigeneity is ready to launch!
We’re beginning programs in Morley on December 17, 2010!

More details to follow!

In the mean time, we're collecting warm winter gear. If you've got coats, mittens, hats, scarves, sweaters, and other cold weather gear that you don't need we'd be happy to pick it up and deliver it to someone in need. 

stay tuned!

Greetings from Morley....

Hurray for our next artist partner! Jun Lee!

Jun K. Lee lives in Calgary, AB. He lulls in his house with his fiance and twenty children, which are all bear shaped. When not parlaying with his poems, fictions and drawings, he likes to write screenplays and music for film.

Greetings from Morley!

Thanks so much to Ian Gordon!

Ian Gordon 'Community Bridges' 2010
Ian Gordon is has been involved as a Community Artivist in Calgary, Alberta and Edmonton, Alberta. Ian has been striving for strengthening social advocacy with the disabled community and enhancing its interdependent relationships with the community at large through a new community initiative: Right to Love.  


Greetings from Morley!


Lets be friends.

Okay good.

Friends help each other meet their needs.

We'd like to help you get the word out about the awesome art that you make.
We're designing greeting cards, to sell at boutiques and events. They've got information about our society on them. And they need your art.

They go like this...
people send cards to friends to remind them that they care, to wish them well on a special day, or to thank them for something.
we make cards, using images from local artists, and sell them to people so they can be good friends.
our cards are made from recycled and repurposed paper, with love, by our team.
they have our information on them, and artist bios.

So now you see that this is pretty cool.

What we're looking for:

- artists willing to donate the use of a black and white image (smaller than 5 x 3.5 in), that they feel relates to their own personal vision about art, and who are not too terrified to write 50 words about themselves

- store owners who are willing to sell cards, using a simple system and counter top display (about the size of half a shoe box, provided by us) for 1 month durations

Our list of supporters is growing, but we're always happy to hear more from you.


Our First Project


We've been busy designing programs. 
Listening to our community. 
Spending time on the land. 
Reading the research. 
Gathering ideas. 
Looking for ways to support others. 

and we're ready. 

The Reclaiming Indigeneity Society presents: 

The Stoney Nakoda Storytellers Project
( a pilot) 

We propose to develop a 8-12 week youth holistic development program, through arts, culture & employability skill building and broad based community engagement. The program has several major components, including arts education, cultural exploration, community building, and barrier reduction. Participants in the program will gain a variety of life and career skills, certifications, practical experiences, and opportunities to interact with diverse communities and their members. The goals of this project are to support Morley youth in understanding and constructing their own stories, and in contextualizing these within the stories of the Stoney Nakoda Nation. 

Our pilot project explores the needs for short term programming (i.e. community interest in various activities), and helps program staff understand some specific local conditions. Research in Morley and community feedback suggests a strong need for youth programming bound in asset building and strategic development as evidenced by the high unemployment rate, large instances of suicide, low interest in secondary education, gang violence, and disengagement with community. However, this pilot project will explore current local conditions and assist program staff in setting benchmarks, and in determining priorities and need. 

We will do this by hosting 6 events and workshops open to the general population of Morley, but focused on youth. These will be interactive arts based events designed to collect feedback from the community regarding needs, barriers, interests, and strengths, and they will include exposure to arts experiences, employment skills, and community engagement. All our programs are culturally bound, community based, and network building. 

Events and news regarding this program soon to follow! 
(hope you're excited). 

New Beginnings


Hello out there. 


It's us. 

Just some kids. 
Trying to get by. 

But a little confused

We're lost in the world of western industrial business supremacy. 

Looking for our traditions, for the teachings of our Elders, for better ways to survive, because this isn't working. 

We're RECLAIMING the spirit within us. Within our community. re-learning the traditions that kept us strong, that taught the right ways to live, and helped us to be healthy whole people. 

We're reclaiming these things for ourselves, for our neighbors, for our communities. 

We're supporting the right to be indigenous in the modern world. 

Creating lives we're proud to lead. 

Creating a new society where strength of character is valued above all else

Creating a new society where understanding and respect are paramount 

Creating space for ourselves, and our neighbors who support our work

Creating a new society with a place for everyone 

This is us. 

Our new society is Reclaiming Indigeneity

Standing up against what we know to be wrong. 

Fighting for alternative ways of getting things done. 

And doing them, together. 

Please join us. 

(we're cool. we promise).