ALIGN Cultural Solutions 201 Little Birds Learning to Fly February 23 – 25, 2022

ALIGN Cultural Solution Little Birds Learning to fly February 23 – 25, 2022   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily  Members $500 / Non-Members $650

Please Note: In Order to take CS 201 you will already have to hold the Little Bird Song from CS 101 AND have experience in understanding parallel approaches, ethical space and personal experiences with Indigenous history and perspectives in real time since have taken the Cultural Solutions 101 Sessions

In order to move forward with real change, we have to think about ReconcilliACTION. If you are thinking about these things, we invite you to join us on a learning journey…..

Course Objective

This virtual training is intended as a level two training opportunity to better understand “The How” in reconciliation. Participants MUST have taken Cultural Solution 101 as a primer as well as experience in understanding parallel approaches, ethical space and personal experiences with Indigenous history and perspectives. Over three days, participants will:

Gain a deeper understanding of parallel structures
Gain practical insights into how we might reconstruct our environments to make space for real change at the DNA level
Understand Natural law as a concept
Understand oral systems
Experience oral evaluation
Expand their knowledge on working with Indigenous peoples
Leave with valuable take away’ s that can be suited to their unique environment.


DO YOU HOLD the Little Bird Song from CS 101? If so, please proceed with CS 201 Registration above. IF NOT, you will need to wait for the next round of CS 101 before taking this workshop.

The Fine Print That No One Ever Reads Two step registration: You will receive a ZOOM LINK A FEW DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Confirmation Email ONLY WORKS FOR YOU AND YOUR EMAIL. DO NOT SHARE LINK.Please Note: Align is unable to offer refunds after a ticket has been purchased. However, a refund may be issued when an event is canceled and not postponed.


Day 1: Dr. Reg Crowshoe – Understanding the Oral Methodology

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Opening Prayer, Nest Transformation Ceremony and Introduction
Nest Methodology Teachings and Protocol

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch on your own

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Nest Methodology Learning to Fly Teachings course outline

Day 2: Dr. Reg Crowshoe – Practicing the Methodology

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Smudge and prayer, Tea Ceremony Teachings and Protocols
Tea Drinking Song and Round Dance, Activities
What are Natural Laws ( first round )
Comparison to Western Systems
What are Oral systems ( second round)
Comparison to Western Systems

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch on your own

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm 2nd Elder

Cultural Practices
Cultural Principles

Day 3: Dr. Reg Crowshoe/ Adrian Goulet – Implementing the Methodology

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Smudge and Prayer, Little Birds Nest Model and Transformation
Creative Framework – Solutions using Nest (written system and oral system cultural interpretation and cultural translations) Methodology
Implementation Discussions

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch on your own

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Sharing Circle
Oral Evaluation
Ending (Flying Home) Ceremony


Dr. Reg Crowshoe is a Spiritual/Cultural Advisor. As former Chief of the Piikani Nation, and Ceremonial Grandparent, Dry. Reg Crowshoe is also known as Awokaseena, meaning Deer Chief in the Blackfoot language. This was also his grandfather’s name. As an Elder and a Bundle Keeper, his father Joe Crowshoe’s teachings were instrumental to Piikani cultural preservation. His mother’s side was from the Nez Perce Nation in Idaho. The Piikani people took in his ancestors when they came to Canada, to escape being forced onto a reservation in the southwestern United States. Reg finds strength in the ceremonies and teachings of his parents and grandparents. They passed on transferred rights, or traditional authorities, that he is responsible for today as a ceremonial Grandparent. He runs ceremonies of the Thunder Pipe, the Sun Dance, and the Brave Dog Society, as a part of his traditional lineage and Blackfoot identity. For “white man’s knowledge” he was brought to the St. Cypriot Anglican Residential School on the Peigan Reserve. Before he went to school, he spoke the Blackfoot language, and believed in his grandparents’ ways. When he went to residential school, he was lost – the system did not reflect his belief system in any way. Reg does give credit to the value of the education he received through the residential schools, including the ability to read and write. Reg later attended the University of Calgary, receiving an honorary degree. He joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and worked on several reserves in Saskatchewan before returning to work with the Peigan Band departments, and with the Province of Alberta in developing the HeadSmashed-In Buffalo Jump heritage site. He has also developed cultural courses with the University of Calgary and the University of Lethbridge, and has co-authored numerous works, including Akak-stiman and Science in the Native Community.

Adrian GouletCree Name (Wapi Mahegun Napew-White Wolf Man) Blackfoot Name (Choo Aup Spoom Tah Dah Pii-Genuine People Helper) was born in Quesnel British Columbia to a Métis Father and Cree Mother, whose Aboriginal ancestry is from both Northern Alberta and British Columbia. Adrian was raised under his mother’s lineage, with the morals and values that created the foundation for his life and making him into the person he is today. Using these teachings, he has been successful in both academics and employment, and currently is the Circle Keeper for, Miskanawah, Pathways, Cultural Advisor MCFS, Mahegun Tail Inc Director, AAWC Committee Chair for Family Day & Pow wow 2016-2017, Cultural Solutions presenter and (oskapewis – ceremonial helper) with Reg Crowshoe and advising on various community short term committees in Southern Alberta.

Living in the Calgary community for over 30 years Adrian has adapted his traditional skills into his new surroundings, such as drumming, singing and dancing which has always been one of his passions. Adopted by a Blackfoot Family (Turning Robe) he uses all of his teachings and passes these down to the youth of the Calgary community. Adrian was also the winner of the 2006 Dr. Douglas Cardinal Award, awarded by the Native Center and First Nations Student Association, (UofC) to recognize and honor significant achievement as a professional person from the Aboriginal Community.

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