From the Tsuu T'ina Nation, the 2013 Calgary Stampede Indian Princess is Amber Big Plume.
Amber's family has been participating in Indian Village for the past 36 years. She was taught to embrace her cultural traditions and the importance of passing this knowledge onto future generations
A fancy shawl dancer, Amber is currently attending the University Of Calgary Faculty Of Law with plans to specialize in corporate law for First Nations Communities.
As the 2013 Indian Princess, Amber is excited for this opportunity to reinforce and celebrate the 100-year partnership established between the First Nations tribes of Treaty 7 and the Calgary Stampede.
“I'm so excited to have the honor of serving as the 2013 Indian Princess. It is now up to my generation to ensure celebration of cultural sharing continues. To remember where we have gone and to see where we are going. To honor the vision of Guy Weadick and our Elders as we move into the next 100 years of the Calgary Stampede and Indian Village.”
Each year at the annual pageant, the Calgary Stampede Indian Events selects a young woman from one of the five tribes of Treaty 7 (Tsuu T'ina, Piikani, Stoney, Kainai and Siksika Nations) to stand as the official representative of Indian Village presented by Penn West Exploration the Calgary Stampede.
As an official Calgary Stampede ambassador, the Indian Princess will make over 350 appearances and will educate those she meets about the rich and colorful First Nations culture. Amber is thrilled for the opportunity to reign as Indian Princess and looks forward to a rewarding and exciting year.
The 2013 Calgary Stampede will take place July 5-14
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To book the Indian Princess or the Stampede Royalty Quartet, the online form is located at http://epg.calgarystampede.com/