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INDIGENOUS PROGRAMMING

Experience the beauty and knowledge intertwined in traditions of the Siksikaitsitapi - Blackfoot Confederacy.

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Lethbridge & District Siksikaitsitapi Princess Pageant

AUGUST 20 | 1 PM - 5 PM

The Princess Pageant celebrates Indigenous girls while showcasing Siksikaitsitapi culture and heritage. The crowned Miss Siksikaitsitapi winners will represent Lethbridge & District Exhibition and the Siksikaitsitapi - Blackfoot Confederacy as an ambassador throughout the year by continuing and sharing the rich traditions, culture, and heritage of Indigenous peoples.

 

Pageant contestants compete in one of three categories: Tiny Tots, Junior, or Senior. They will be scored on their essay submission, speech, dance, and talent showcase, and will participate in the Whoop-Up Days Parade. Winners are crowed on Wednesday, August 22.

 

Contact penny4wind@hotmail.com for more information.

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Relay Races

AUGUST 22 - 24 | 7 PM
INCLUDED WITH PRO RODEO TICKET

In Relay Races, phenomenal riders showcase their skills in bareback riding as they race around the arena, then jump off their horse and up onto another for the next lap. Yes, it's as exciting and impressive as it sounds. 

 

Featured nightly, the Relay Races are one of the most high-intensity elements of the Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo. Often referred to as “North America’s original extreme sport” the races have been a part of Indigenous life for hundreds of years.

 

The Lethbridge & District Pro Rodeo is the only professional rodeo in Canada to include Relay Races as part of their main events. 

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Lethbridge & District Siksikaitsitapi Pow Wow

AUGUST 21 - 22 | 1 PM - 6 PM

The Lethbridge & District Siksikaitsitapi Pow Wow honours the unique and rich cultural history of the land and First Nations People, and we invite the community to witness the beauty and knowledge that is rooted in the drumming and dancing of competitive Pow Wow.

 

Dancers are invited to register at no cost and participate in Tiny Tots, Junior, Teen, Adult Men, Adult Women, or Golden Age categories. Dancers can compete in Buckskin, Chicken, Fancy, Grass, Jingle, Traditional, and Drumming categories. 

 

The Pow Wow includes cash prize payouts for each category, totaling over $65,000.

Pow Wow Marketplace

AUGUST 21 - 22 | 1 PM - 6 PM

Lethbridge & District Exhibition is excited to welcome an Indigenous marketplace community to Whoop-Up Days at the Lethbridge & District Siksikaitsitapi Pow Wow. 

 

Become a vendor at the Lethbridge & District Siksikaitsitapi Pow Wow.

 

Contact Authentically Indigenous at authenticallyindig@gmail.com for more information.

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