Calgary – Indian Village presented by Obsidian Energy Ltd. extends an open invitation to the community to visit and share in intercultural learnings at their home in ENMAX Park during the Calgary Stampede, July 6 to 15, 2018.  

“We invite visitors to Stampede Park to join us at the Indian Village,” says Lowa Beebe, Chair, Indian Events committee. “Each year, the Calgary Stampede always gives space for the Treaty 7 First Nations to demonstrate our culture. We celebrate this by showcasing and sharing our traditions with all visitors to Stampede Park.”

Indian Village hosts planned programs during the 10 days, such as Pow Wows, traditional hand games and storytelling, in addition to continuous public programs throughout the day like the Bannock Booth which serves delicious, golden-fried Bannock and the Arts & Crafts area.

The Arts & Crafts area sells a variety of handmade items from local producers. “When visitors purchase handmade items from local First Nations such as necklaces, earrings and more, it really demonstrates part of what embracing different cultures is all about,” explains Beebe. The Arts & Crafts area features different vendors everyday – so be sure to check back for new products daily.

There is something for everyone, every day at Indian Village, but here are a few things you can’t miss:

  • Friday, July 6 at 4:30 p.m. – Indian Village Opening Ceremonies
  • Saturday, July 7 at 5 p.m. – Story Telling
  • Sunday, July 8 at 11 a.m. – Traditional Meat Cutting
  • Wednesday, July 11 at 1 p.m. – Kids Day Pow Wow Parade
  • Friday, July 13 at 3 p.m. – Adult Pow Wow Competition
  • Sunday, July 15 at 6 p.m. – Indian Village Closing Ceremonies

For more information about Indian Village, visit calgarystampede.com/indianvillage.  

 

About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the West. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

 

For more information, please contact:

Madeline Babinec
Communications Advisor
T 403.261.0487
C 403.589.2088
MBabinec@calgarystampede.com