Legend, Land & Language
A Canadian Rocky Mountain First Nations Experience

Live, learn & explore like never before.

The Ktunaxa Nation is offering an exclusive First Nations experience in a resort setting in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Speaking Earth Haqaⱡpaⱡniʔnam (Hackalth-palth-knee-nam) is a series of extraordinary activities: choose an itinerary comprised of individual events or select an entire two-day adventure.

Speaking Earth is offered exclusively through the Ktunaxa Nation-owned St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino - a Rocky Mountain destination in southern British Columbia.

Experience a Nation like no other, who have a story like no other, in a place like no other.

The Ktunaxa Nation is an ancient culture, who possess a language unlike any other in history. Their stories and traditions are deeply connected to the land, and the Nation is proud to share their culture and traditions with guests in a spectacular Rocky Mountain setting.

Join Ktunaxa Nation members for up to two days of entertainment, excitement and enlightenment, based at the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino. Guests will experience traditional knowledge and culture interpreted by nation members in a hands-on environment. They will hear stories, scrape hides, learn to bead, play traditional games,  and other historical locations. And at night, guests may also sleep in traditional tipis.

This offering is unlike any other First Nation experience. It is an artful blend of authenticity and comfort in a resort environment with a caring and knowledgeable team.

Experience overview

Please note, the Speaking Earth experience continues to grow and evolve. The following  is an example itinerary that may change depending on the seasons, availability and partners. For itinerary plans and specifics, please contact us.

Day 1

St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino | Cranbrook, BC

5 PM - 6 PM
Introductions, overview and experience orientation

6 PM
Dinner at the resort 

Accommodation: St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino

Day 2

St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino | Cranbrook, BC

8 AM - 9 AM

9 AM - 12 PM
Cultural activities at tipi camp

12 AM - 1 PM

1 PM - 2:30 PM
Interpretive Centre tour

2:30 PM - 5 PM
Beading activity

6 PM - 7 PM
(Bison Stew & Bannock at the Tipi Camp)

7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Outdoor fireside with elders

Accommodation: Tipi

Day 3

7 AM

8 AM

Inquire Now

For information and to book this fully catered experience, please contact:

1.866.292.2020  | |   reservations@steugene.ca

Ktunaxa Activities :: Discovery & Learning Programs

Legends Night with Bison Stew & Bannock

Listen to Ktunaxa Elders share  legends around  the campfire and discover the spiritual significance of the land. Dinner is included.

Time: 6PM - 9PM, Friday & Saturday

Cost: $25 per Adult, $15 per Child (12 & under)

Register: 1.866.292.2020   or reservations@steugene.ca

Indigenous Beading Workshop

Discover the traditional art of beading, includes beading kit.

Time:   2:30PM - 5PM, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Cost: $35 per person

Register: 1.250.417.4001   or jteneese@ktunaxa.org

Moccasin Making Workshop

Experience the traditional craft of moccasin making. Includes craft materials.

Time: 2:30PM - 5PM, Monday Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Cost: $35 per person

Register: 1.250.417.4001   or jteneese@ktunaxa.org

Ktunaxa Interpretive Tour

Join a guided 90 minute tour of the Ktunaxa Interpretive Centre & St. Eugene Mission Building.
Registration is recommended. Walk-ins subject to availability.

Time: 9AM  & 2:30PM, Monday Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Cost: $20 per person

Register: 1.250.417.4001   or jteneese@ktunaxa.org