Okotoks to host park naming ceremony in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day – Okotoks Today

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Okotoks to host park naming ceremony in honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day – Okotoks Today

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 202216 Views

The former Dewdney Park grounds at the Okotoks Art Gallery will become Piistoo Park at June 21 ceremony.

The Town of Okotoks will host a special naming ceremony for Piistoo Park at the former Dewdney Park grounds at the Okotoks Art Gallery.

The event, set for Tuesday, June 21 at 3 p.m., will include a message from Mayor Tanya Thorn and, in partnership with the Indigenous communities of southern Alberta, two elders will be in attendance as well as drummers from Siksika Nation.

The name “Piistoo” was selected for the park following consultation with elders in the community. Piistoo is a Blackfoot word meaning “nighthawk,” which plays a significant role in Napi stories.

Read More: https://www.okotokstoday.ca/local-news/okotoks-to-host-park-naming-ceremony-in-honour-of-national-indigenous-peoples-day-5481059

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