There are “songs in the land,” says leroy
little bear, a blackfoot elder and guide
to special places, a panoramic tour of
a spirit-filled land that hugs the border
between canada and the united states.
It’s a landscape of eerie hoodoos, endless sky, and a starfield
that’s out of this world. What’s more “it’s the sound of the wind,”
producer Don Hill recalls of his first encounter with Writingon-
Stone park in southern Alberta. “A sound that is felt as much
as it is heard.” The sandstone cliffs are shaped by the persistent
wind blowing out from the Rockies, which makes the curves and
recesses of “the hoodoos sing,” says Hill. “They whistle with every
breeze.” And they’ve been singing for millennia “with news from
the ancestors,” says Leroy Little Bear.