The First Nations Events committee collaborates with Tipi Holders to create and manage distinctive experiences for participants and visitors to the Elbow River Camp and at year-round events, through programs that showcase the cultures and histories of nations of Treaty 7.

Specific Activities

  • Promote, deliver, and support the daily events at Elbow River Camp to create an inspired space that welcomes visitors to experience the cultures, traditions, and histories of the nations of Treaty 7. Events include, but are not limited to, Pow Wows, Tribe Days, Parades, Equestrian Program, Hand Games, Traditional Games, Storytelling, Tipi Raising, Tipi Viewing, Council Tipi, including performances on-stage at the Arbour and activities off-stage in the Camp and Tipi Circle.

  • Liaise with other Calgary Stampede committees to facilitate the participation of Tipi Holder families as performers (dancers, drummers, mounted participation) in events, both during the 10 days of Stampede and year-round.

  • Select and train a year-round ambassador as the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess to promote and represent Stampede’s heritage, values and longstanding relationship with First Nations peoples by attending targeted events and sharing the traditions, cultures and histories of the nations of Treaty 7 and Elbow River Camp to engage our broader community.

  • Engage with the Royalty Committee to align, coordinate and enhance the distinct respective programs to best present both the Calgary Stampede Princess and the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess, together jointly, as Stampede Royalty and ambassadors of the organization.

  • Participate in Tribe visits with Tipi Holder families to foster relationships, and to review execution of the mandate and opportunities to further enhance experiences within it.

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