Siksika Nation Chief and Council celebrates the Summer Solstice and National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21, 2021) with Siksika Nation members and guests with a community BBQ and outdoor market. The event kicked off today at 10:00 am in the parking lot of Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park. It provided a BBQ drive thru service from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm by leadership, Siksika N7, staff, volunteers and Siksika Nation Fire & Rescue.
Special guest Katari Right Hand, the Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal was on-site for a special meet and greet and handing out copies of the official 2021 Calgary Stampede poster. The poster was created by Lexi Hilderman, 22, winner of the Calgary Stampede Youth Poster Competition and features an image of Katari in her fancy dance outfit.
MC and Councillor Samuel Crowfoot introduced the dance demonstrations and door prize winners. Despite COVID-19 measures, the event was well attended and Siksika Nation Chief and Council would like to thank all who came out including Nation members, guests, cooks and volunteers.