NorthlandsIndigenous Princess Pageant
The 2017 Northlands Indigenous Princess Pageant concluded with the crowning of our winner Alicia Cardinal during the final day of the Pow Wow grand entry. Alicia Cardinal, 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.
Alicia Cardinal is from Caslan, Alberta, belonging to Buffalo Lake Nation. At 20 years old, Alicia has received the Golden Feather award for gaining honors in high school, has been crowned Senior Princess of Kisiko Awasis school and has been crowned Miss Kamloops. Alicia enjoys a number of indoor and outdoor hobbies including beading and sewing, cross country running, boxing, dancing and volunteering. Her volunteer experience is vast including organizing both high school traditional indigenous winter games and an earth day fashion show, speaking at a number of women’s conferences and high school classes, and performances for Alberta Aboriginal Head Start.
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