First ever Tipi Village event in Ponoka Stampede

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 2:50pm

By Daniel Barker-Tremblay

Tipi Village at Ponoka Stampede (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

"It's going to get bigger, it's going to get bigger every year. It's for the future generations to come out and celebrate life" - Bert Douglas Bull, Traditional Dancer at Tipi Village

 

 

Right next to the Stampede grounds, the Town of Ponoka is hosting the first ever Tipi Village from June 27-July 3.

Andrew Jones, manager of the Town of Ponoka, says the event is very exciting and is a great way to showcase Indigenous culture.

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Andrew Jones, manager of the Town of Ponoka (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

 

Jones said that the event was brought to life through a collective effort by the Four Nations of Maskwacis.

Bert Douglas Bull, an  elder and traditional dancer from Maskwacis, says he feels happy to see Indigenous culture coming back to the community of Ponoka.

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Bert Douglas Bull, Traditional Dancer at Tipi Village (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)

 

Bull said that Tipi Village is a way to come together and celebrate life, with continuous growth for the future generations.

For more information on the Ponoka Stampede events, click here

 

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