Strathmore and Siksika Nation are on a journey
Powwow is a celebration of life where many nations and tribes join to share songs and dances. Powwows welcome all people and highlight the enduring strength of Indigenous culture.
The Lead by Example Powwow is an important event for southern Alberta. On March 17, 2019 Kristian Kakato’si Ayoungman was killed on a highway near Strathmore, Alberta. Kakato’si was an elite young hockey player and champion dancer, and was an inspiring leader to many other youths. His mother knew that the healing over her son’s death could also heal racial injustice in her communities. For four years Melodie Ayoungman-Hunt has worked with the Town of Strathmore and Siksika Nation to deepen relationships, build partnerships, and inspire people through Kakato’si’s memory.
Melodies’ one ask has created a movement. Hear this moment from the award-winning documentary, Ayoungman.