Siksika Nation celebrates Strathmore Stampede 2021

Siksika Nation Chief and Council participates in the Strathmore Stampede Parade

Siksika Nation Chief and Council participated in the Strathmore Stampede 2021 parade this past weekend in Strathmore, Alberta.

Councillors Reuben Breaker, Susan Solway and Samuel Crowfoot joined Siksika Nation members including Melodie Ayoungman, mother of the late Kristian Ayoungman who was tragically killed in 2019.

Chief and Council joined Ayoungman and the family who all wore the signature green jersey with the number 14 to honour the young man who was well known as a hockey player, a champion powwow dancer and a role model in the community.

The float included banners acknowledging the resilience of Siksika Nation with the hashtag #SiksikaStrong and the ‘Every Child Matters’ slogan, an affirmation of Siksika Nations commitment to raise awareness of the residential school experience and to ensure that every child matters in our work moving forward. Siksika Nation Chief and Council would like to thank all who came out to support Melodie Ayoungman and family.