Aug. 29, 2018

Timelapse: UCalgary teepee painting and raising

Deck: Watch as volunteers paint and raise the teepees for the first time


In June 2018, UCalgary unveiled two new teepees for teaching and ceremony on campus. Designed by Dr. Reg Crowshoe, UCalgary’s Traditional Knowledge Keeper in Residence, the teepee designs were drawn by volunteers, painted at Campfire Chats on National Indigenous Peoples Day, and erected for the first time at the President’s Stampede barbecue on July 5, 2018. The teepees are an important step toward Indigenization on campus, led by ii' taa'poh'to'p, UCalgary’s Indigenous Strategy.