Indigenous Storyteller Showcase

Crystal Manyfingers

Crystal Manyfingers is the daughter of Dr. Helen and Wallace Manyfingers and the mother to Patricia and Alexander Soop.  Her tri-pod family have lived in the City of Calgary (Mohkintsis) for over 25 years.  Crystal and her family are all members of the Kainai Nation of the great Blackfoot Confederacy who signed Treaty Seven in 1877.

Crystal holds a B.A., B.Ed., and a Master’s degree in Education (Adult and Workplace Learning) from the University of Calgary.  She has been involved in the field of Indigenous and Adult education for many years.  She has written numerous magazine articles, published a children’s book and was a TedX speaker in March of 2020.  Most recently, Crystal was awarded the Faculty of the Year Award for 2020 from Bow Valley College where she serves as a Learning Design Consultant for Indigenization and Decolonization of curriculum, Research and Innovation.

Crystal is well known to be a bridge-builder between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous (Niitsitapi) “ Real People” here in Mohkintsis (City of Calgary).  She is honoured and very humbled to assume a position on the Board of Directors for the Calgary Public Library as well as the Alberta Library Trustees Association earlier this year.

June 21 -26, 2021

Keeping the Circle Strong, Through our Traditional Knowledge Keepers and honoring our modern-day warriors.”

June 26, 2021, (Saturday)
Celebrating Family Day Event

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