Kent Tate: Prairie Grizzly Talks with Kent Preview Single Channel movie. Video & Music: Kent Tate, 1 Min. 32 Sec. 2014

My travels from Piapot, Saskatchewan to Banff National Park in Alberta where I have a conversation with Prairie Grizzly Bear. Up until the late 1800‘s and early 1900’s the Prairie Grizzle was an integral part of the Canadian Prairies. The bears that managed to migrate further west during that time often took up residence in the Rocky mountains in places such as Banff in Alberta. Being unfamiliar with the local resources of these mountain environments the Prairie Grizzly faced a difficult transition, although the bears have managed to survive in their new homes. Along with the plains buffalo the bear has become a presence in the past, a story from an other era.

Piapot is a small village in southwest Saskatchewan that is named after Payipwat, an Cree-Assiniboine Spiritual Leader and Chief who was originally named Kisikawasan, or Flash in the Sky. Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains.

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