Calgary Stampede Princess Savanna Sparvier

Calgary Stampede Indian Village Princess Age: 19 First Nation: Siksika Nation How would you describe yourself? I’m a really easy going person who loves to laugh. I always use humor as a way of breaking the ice when meeting new people, which is great because I tend to...
Posted On 20 Dec 2016

Update: Standing Rock Protest

UPDATE: Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline crossing December 4, 2016: The Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary...
Posted On 04 Dec 2016

NEW MUSIC: Vinyl Secrets by Xandrah

Indigenous Pop / Jazz / Soul Singer to Release Debut EP November 2016 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT PRESS RELEASE  FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 17th, 2016 XANDRAH (Alexandra Thomson) is an up and coming Indigenous singer-songwriter based out of Saskatoon, SK. The creation of her debut EP...
Posted On 17 Nov 2016

Siksika Nation Joint Venture to Invest in Medical Cannabis Market and Harm Reduction Plan

 Siksika Resource Development Ltd. and LDI Group Enter Commitments to Support Growing Market FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2016 Siksika, AB, November 4, 2016 – Siksika Nation Chief and Council, led by Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman, have approved the submission of a...
Posted On 05 Nov 2016

2016 Indian National Finals Rodeo

TIME TO COWBOY UP by Lee Allen The arena is graded and the chutes are ready. Stock contractors have picked their finest specimens and Indian Country’s best cowboys and cowgirls are psyched and anxious to show their best. Its Indian National Finals Rodeo time, November 8-12, at...
Posted On 24 Oct 2016

2016 Indian National Finals Rodeo & Powwow

Ready-for-Release #3 — RODEO POW WOW by Lee Allen There are numerous theories about the origin of powwows. The word itself is derived from the Algonquian term ‘pau-wau’ that referred to a religious ceremony which later added speechmaking, gift giving, and a feast. Because...
Posted On 06 Sep 2016

Iksokapi Profile: Alanna Onespot

Alanna Onespot is a Writer, Poet and Performing Artist from Tsuut’ina Nation.  How would you describe yourself? A Blackfoot/ Dene woman or just another human being that thrives to survive and uses my gifts and talents to keep me alive. What are you currently working on?...
Posted On 27 Jul 2016

CULTURE: Vanessa Stiffarm

Introducing the Calgary Stampede Indian Village Princess 2016 CULTURE: Vanessa Stiffarm from the Kainai Nation is the 2016 Calgary Stampede Indian Village Princess. Vanessa is 25 years old and was chosen in October to represent Treaty 7 First Nations — Tsuu T’ina Nation, Piikani...
Posted On 09 Jul 2016