Uncover the mystery behind the wild horses of Southern Alberta, Canada


The Wild and Free/Sauvage et Libre web resource was created in collaboration with students, teachers and cultural and spiritual advisors.

Hank Snow Introduces Wild and Free for the official Website Launch

Galileo acknowledges the key partners in the Wild and Free/Sauvage et Libre project, without whom this initiative would not have been possible:

This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy

  • Canadian Heritage: Canada Culture Online
  • Stoney Education Authority
  • Morley Community School
  • Chief Jacob Bearspaw Memorial School (in Eden Valley)
  • Stoney Tribal Administration
  • Calgary Stampede School
  • Foothills School Division
  • Senator Riley Junior High
  • Oilfields High School
  • Central Okanagan School District
  • Glenrosa Middle School
  • Maureen Enns Studio Ltd
  • University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources
  • Shaw Communications Inc.

Galileo Educational Network is a professional learning and research organization dedicated to Kindergarten to Grade 12 students and is based at the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Education.

Working with students, teachers and policy makers, Galileo creates and promotes innovative teaching and learning practices, using an approach rooted in inquiry and in the effective uses of technology.

This Wild and Free/Sauvage et Libre web resource was created in collaboration with students, teachers, cultural and spiritual advisors and other experts. Galileo Educational Network supports teachers to develop unique studies for students that meet curriculum expectations and help youth learn and share their own ancestral knowledge.

Maureen Enns is an artist who uses art as a vehicle to study conservation and conservation issues. She believes an open and inquiring mind is one of the greatest gifts an artist has to view the world around her.

She has been interested in misunderstood animals for the last 30 years. She started by studying grizzly bears in Russian far East and finished in a film, Walking with Giants that documents how humans and grizzly bears can co-exist peacefully.

While living at her home close to the Ghost River, she found a piece of land that is as close to pristine as possible. While exploring the land she observed and fell in love with the wild horses, a misunderstood animal that is facing extinction if we don’t get it right.

Calgary Stampede Indian Village provides a chance for the Treaty 7 Nations to come together to celebrate, build community and compete in dancing. The Tipi Holders generously share their cultural heritage with visitors. Enjoy the photo gallery below.

In the fall of 2009, many of the partners met eachother for the first time at the Calgary Stampede Grounds. Students, cultural advisors, teachers, experts from Foothills School Division and Stoney Education Authority have been working to research and design resources for the Wild and Free/Sauvage et Libre website. They enjoyed the opportunity to meet some of the many others working toward the same goal. Enjoy the photo gallery below.