Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation celebrates annual ‘Nakota Strong Music Festival’

Monday, July 4th, 2022 2:31pm

By Daniel Barker-Tremblay

Image of 'Nakota Strong Music Festival' Stage (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay

"Our own musicians came up, we had three different groups that went up to sing. It allows our young people to have a stage to share their gift." - Tony Alexis, Chief of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation



Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation was electric on July 1 as the Nakota Strong Music Festival took place with entertainment and food, it brought a community closer together.

Chief Tony Alexis told CFWE news that the idea was first brought up by council member Hank Alexis to bring in performers from across Canada and the United States to perform at the festival.

Tony Alexis Image EDITED

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Chief Tony Alexis (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)


Chief Alexis said staff who helped set up the event were up late the night before with preparations and that they were proud to be a part of the music festival.

The Chief says that this event provided the opportunity for those in the community to showcase their talents on stage and to be celebrated.


Check out the photo gallery from the event here.


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