Northlands

Indigenous Princess Pageant

Northlands and representatives of Treaty Six are pleased to be hosting the Northlands Indigenous Princess Pageant to showcase and embrace indigenous culture at K-Days and throughout the year at Northlands events. The partnership provides an opportunity to educate the community regarding Treaty Six, as well as local indigenous culture and history. In continuation of the festivities and the second annual K-Days Pow Wow presented by the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Northlands is enthusiastic that the Northlands Indigenous Princess Pageant is an important addition to the programing that will enhance and elevate that partnership but also provide an ambassador for Northlands to build the relations within the community.

The Northlands Indigenous Princess Pageant hopes to encourage and continue to develop native/indigenous girls/women as community leaders/ambassadors while educating Edmontonians and keeping traditional native traditions alive.

The primary goal will be to engage the Northlands Indigenous Princess throughout the year as an ambassador of goodwill for Northlands, where she will attend numerous appearances and events to educate the community while developing her communication skills through teaching and sharing in rich traditions, culture, and heritage of the Indigenous people.

Events may include but are not limited to:

  • Canadian Derby – August 2017
  • Reading Week – October 2017
  • Canadian Finals Rodeo – November 2017
  • Farmfair International – November 2017
  • Volunteer Appreciation Night – April 2018
  • K-Days (Parade, Monday Morning Magic, Mini Parade) – July 2018

Northlands Indigenous Princess Tender Submissions

The Northlands Indigenous Princess Committee are requesting tenders/quotes from members of the Treaty 6 tribes for the completion of beadwork, crown and tailored items for the Indigenous Princess Regalia.

Crown

Native design Crown items must include: the primary colors of Northlands—see Northlands pinwheel logo for reference, the Indigenous Princess Pageant logo, and the Northlands swirl. The above must be present on both crowns.

Please see tender form for further requirements.

Submissions now closed.

Beadwork

Native design beaded items use the primary colors of Treaty 6 (red, black, yellow, blue, white).

Please see tender form for further requirements.

Submissions now closed.

Dress

Native design items must match crown and beadwork provided to the Indigenous Princess (refer to Northlands pinwheel logo for color scheme) will include:

  • Traditional Ribbon Dress
  • Pendleton Coat
  • Dance Regalia

Please see tender form for further requirements.

Dress Tender Form

Download Form (PDF)

If you have any questions about the above information, please contact Mackenzie Parish: indigenousprincess@northlands.com or 780.471.8203

NLIndigenousPrincessPageant

Hall D

Location: Edmonton EXPO Centre
Dates: July 27
Showtime: 5 – 7 p.m.

The 2016 Northlands Indigenous Princess Pageant concluded with the crowning of our winner Brittney Pastion during the final day of the Pow Wow grand entry. Brittney Pastion, the Northlands Indigenous Princess, will be required to make appearances, speaking engagements, and dance performances as a representative of Northlands throughout the year to educate the community while developing her communication skills through teaching and sharing the rich traditions of Indigenous people.

Brittney Pastion

Brittney Pastion is a 22-year-old that has been dancing for seven years. Although Brittney may come from a Sioux tribe, the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, she is also half Dené Tha and one-quarter Cree. Brittney also goes by her spirit name, Beautiful Singing Earth Morning Star Woman. Brittney believes it is important to know one’s culture but also to get an education. After graduating from NAIT’s Television program, Brittney has already worked for CTV News and REDx Talks. When she’s not working towards her career in the broadcasting industry, you can find her singing or at a Pow Wow.

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