Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, Goodstoney First Nation and the Town of Cochrane, in partnership with Spray Lake Sawmills Centre, invite you to save the date for the Odagugiciye Apîîciyabic/Building Relationships Traditional Powwow on September 30 from 1–8pm.
All are welcome to attend the free event to learn and experience the beautiful Stoney Îethka culture through this collaboratively hosted powwow taking place on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. There will be day of registration for dancers and all drum groups have been invited.
Powwow admission is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable goods for donation to the Mini Thni Food Bank. Cochrane Helping Hands will be on-site to collect donations.
On-site parking at SLS Centre will be limited and subject to availability. Event attendees are encouraged to take advantage of public transportation options available.
Free to-and-from event transportation will be provided by COLT.
Free COLT bus service offered between The Station and SLS Centre from 11:30 am (leaving from The Station) and 8:20 pm (leaving from SLS Centre). Parking is available in the lot across from The Station at Cochrane Crossing (360 Railway Street), next to the Cochrane Public Library (corner of Railway Street W and Grande Ave).
September 30th is a federally recognized day of remembrance to honor the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools. The day also holds space for the effects of residential schools on the families of Survivors, their communities and intergenerational trauma.
Orange Shirt Day blossomed from the story of Phyllis Webstad from Dog Creek. Phyllis was given a brand-new orange shirt to wear to her first day at the Mission residential school. When she arrived, they stripped her and took her orange shirt away. Orange was significant to her after this as it reminded her of feeling worthless and like her feelings did not matter. Now Phyllis is the catalyst behind Orange Shirt Day, she has given it a meaning and significance that is recognized nationally.
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If you are an artisan or business that would like to have a table at the Odagugiciye Apîîciyabic/Building Relationships Powwow market, please complete the form below. Fill out the vendor registration form!
Together, Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, Goodstoney First Nation and Town of Cochrane, in partnership with SLS Centre, will collaboratively host a traditional powwow on September 30th, 2023. The four communities have been working to strengthen their government-to-government relationships through learning, continued collaboration, and participation in the First Nation-municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI).
On behalf of Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, Goodstoney First Nation, and Town of Cochrane, we thank you in advance for your consideration of sponsorship and appreciate the level of support you may provide towards Odagugiciye Apîîciyabic/Building Relationships Traditional Powwow 2023.
If you are interested in discussing or confirming sponsorship, or if you have questions, please contact:
Chantal Barber, Community Liaison, Diversity & Inclusion at Chantal.Barber@cochrane.ca.
All sponsorship cheques can be made payable to Town of Cochrane, and sent to the following address: 101 RancheHouse Road, Cochrane, AB T4C 2K8.