Everyone is welcome to join us as we celebrate the opening of our new exhibit, Wagichibi Îhnuthe: The Dance Regalia of the Îyârhe Nakoda. This exhibit 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 Morley and Eden Valley today. Featuring regalia and other artifacts on loan to the Canmore Museum from Îyârhe (Stoney) Nakoda people at neighbouring Mînî Thni (Morley), this exhibit is developed in collaboration with members of the Stoney Nakoda Nation.
There will be a short introduction to the exhibit at 5:00 pm before opening the doors. Refreshments will be available. Please kindly RSVP here.