The Every Child Matters traditional powwow is set to take place on September 30, 2022 at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The powwow is presented by Siksika Health Services in collaboration with the Calgary Hitmen (Calgary Sports & Entertainment Group) and will take place on a day of great significance: Sept. 30th, Canada’s National Day for Truth & Reconciliation.
The National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, known more commonly to Indigenous communities as “Orange Shirt Day”, honours those who attended Residential Schools in Canada, their families, and communities. By commemorating the legacy of Residential School survivors, and those who never returned home, we participate in a vital component of the reconciliation process. O
Our Sept. 30 event, the “Every Child Matters” traditional powwow, is part of a much larger movement of the same name, that reaffirms for Residential School attendees that they matter, and is a recognition and commitment to action to ensure that all children know their importance.
Doors to the Scotiabank Saddledome will open at 6:00pm with the event beginning at 7:00pm, and is free to attend with the donation of a non-perishable food item or article of winter clothing.
The host drum will be Sorrel Rider drum group and the first 10 drums are paid. There will be an orange regalia youth special for junior categories ages 7-12. We will honour Indian Residential School survivors with an honour song and dance.
The registration for vendors is now closed. For more information visit https://siksikahealth.com/event/every-child-matters-traditional-powwow/