What a delight to hear Wilfred Buck take his night sky stories to an outdoor crowd of thousands in this beautiful Canada Day Drone Show at The Forks in Winnipeg, in Treaty One territory. In this fabulous alternative to the usual Colonial fireworks, Wilfred worked with Jade Harper to produce a show that clearly put traditional Cree perspective front and centre. The show instilled pride for many, and inspired awe all around. The video here was created by the Doloricon Family, and shared publicly on their YouTube channel (we send them our thanks!)
Tourism Winnipeg provided their own description of the show:
Finding our North StarCanada Day festivities at The Forks concluded with a drone show finale that paired ancestral celestial teachings with cutting-edge drone technology never before seen in Winnipeg.The drone show entitled Acakos (ah-cha-kos), meaning “star” in Cree, has been curated around the teachings of Elder Wilfred Buck, a member of Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Buck is an internationally known star Knowledge Keeper.