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Cultural Resource Elders

The Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre is proud to offer learners access to our Cultural Resource Elders Dila Provost and Doris Calliou. Created through funding support from Imperial Oil Foundation and the Royal Bank Foundation, the Cultural Resource Elders share cultural and spiritual ways of knowing in their work with students and staff at Bow Valley College.

BVC Learners may request a personal consultation with our Elders on any personal or social issue which is of concern. The Cultural Resource Elders facilitate a Sharing Circle with students, and also the Elders lead the Smudge Ceremony in the large gathering place.

For more information on the Elders' visits each month, please contact the BVC Aboriginal Centre.

Dila Provost Houle (Pikanii/Cree/Metis)

Elder Dila Provost The Bow Valley College Aboriginal Centre is proud to offer learners access to our Cultural Resource Elder, Dila Provost.  Supported by the RBC Foundation and the Imperial Oil Foundation, Dila shares cultural and spiritual ways of knowing with students and staff at Bow Valley College.

Doris Calliou (Cree, Alexander Band, Treaty 6)

Elder Doris Calliou Our Elder, Doris Calliou, is from the Alexander Cree Nation, with family ties to both Metis and Cree communities in Central Alberta.  Doris shares cultural and spiritual ways of knowing.  Bow Valley College students are welcome to visit Doris here at the Aboriginal Centre.  If you would like a one-on-one consultation with Doris, please make an appointment with the Aboriginal Centre.

Clarence Wolfleg Sr. (Siksika Nation)

Elder Clarence Wolfleg Sr. Elder Clarence Wolfleg Sr. is from the Siksika Nation, having served close to 10 years with the Siksika Chief and Council.