Join us at the Canmore Museum for a captivating evening as we delve into the experiences of making our current exhibit, Wagichibi Îhnuthe: Dance Regalia of the Îyârhe Stoney Nakoda. This exclusive event offers a unique opportunity to engage with the Stoney Nakoda Advisory Circle, who played a pivotal role in shaping the exhibit.
🗓 Date: December 14, 2023
🕕 Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
📍 Venue: Canmore Museum | Civic Centre Atrium
💰 Admission: By Donation
🖼️ EXHIBIT EXPLORATION
Wagichibi Îhnuthe: Dance Regalia of the Îyârhe Stoney Nakoda will trace the journey of the Îyârhe Stoney Nakoda as they reclaim the cultural traditions of dance, regalia, and ceremony from the very earliest recorded performance for non-Indigenous guests staying at the Banff Springs Hotel in 1894, to the rise of Banff Indians Days and the “Indian Encampment” at Calgary Stampede, to competitive powwows hosted at Mînî Thni (Morley) and Eden Valley today. Featuring regalia and other artifacts on loan to the Canmore Museum from Îyârhe Stoney Nakoda from neighbouring Mînî Thni (Morley), this exhibit is developed in collaboration with members of the Stoney Nakoda Nation. The exhibit will be open for viewing before and after the discussion panel.
🗣 DISCUSSION PANEL
Listen to firsthand accounts and experiences from the Stoney Nakoda Advisory Circle, the creative minds behind Wagichibi Îhnuthe. Gain insight into the collaborative process, challenges faced, and the importance of reclaiming cultural traditions. This engaging panel discussion will provide a deeper understanding of the exhibit’s significance.
🎤 AUDIENCE Q&A
Have burning questions about the exhibit or the Stoney Nakoda culture? This event is your chance to participate in a dynamic Q&A session with the Stoney Nakoda Advisory Circle. Your curiosity and insights are welcome as we foster a meaningful exchange of ideas.
Attendance to this unique panel will be free to everyone. Donations will be gratefully accepted at the door. Please RSVP in the right sidebar.