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The Calgary Stampede Indian Princess celebrates the spirit of the partnership established in 1912 between the First Nations tribes of Treaty 7 (Kainai, Nakoda, Piikani, Siksika and Tsuu T’ina) and Guy Weadick. This partnership was founded upon a basis of mutual respect and cross cultural sharing – a partnership, that now over 100-years later, has remained as an important opportunity for the Treaty 7 First Nations to celebrate and share our cultures with visitors from around the world.

In 1965, it was determined the need for an Indian Princess to act as an Ambassador for the Indian Village. Eighteen year-old Gloria Little Light from Tsuu T’ina was selected as the first Indian Princess.

Since those humble beginnings as Indian Village Princess, the Calgary Stampede Indian Princess – as it is now known – is an official Ambassador for the Calgary Stampede and encourages the dedication to the preservation of the Treaty 7 traditions and instilling pride of the rich First Nations culture.

Now, the search for the 2014 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess begins!

Each year, an incredible young woman from one of the five tribes of Treaty 7 is selected to serve as the official representative of Indian and the Calgary Stampede.

As a member of the official Stampede Royalty program, the Indian Princess and will educate those she meets about the rich and colorful First Nations culture, while representing the Calgary Stampede and City of Calgary locally, nationally and internationally.

The 2014 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess Pageant will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2013 in the Main Ballroom at the Carriage House Inn (9030 Macleod Trail South) at 2p.m.  This pageant is open to the public.

Application deadline is August 23, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

We encourage the women of Treaty 7 nations between the ages of 18-24 to challenge themselves for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reign as the Calgary Stampede Indian Princess!

For more information please contact Sarah Rivest at 403.261.0137 or via email at indianprincess@calgarystampede.com.

Applications are available at Stampede Headquarters, Stampede Indian Events or can be downloaded at:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/139364360/2014-Indian-Princess-Application

The Calgary Stampede Indian Village is presented through the generous support of PENN WEST EXPLORATION who are committed to sustaining relationships with Aboriginal communities built on respect, openness, honesty, integrity and trust while working together, to develop mutually beneficial community, education and economic opportunities.  www.pennwest.com/sustainability/aboriginal-relations.html