Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi Raising Competition

Join us on September 29th, 2017 on the Academic Green (9:30am to 4pm)!

The annual Tipi Raising Competition at the University of Regina was initiated in 2008 by the late Cultural & Traditional Advisor Glen Anaquod (1948 - 2011) from Muscowpetung First Nation. The Anaquod family has a history of participating in Tipi Raising Competitions held during Treaty 4 celebrations. It was Advisor Anaquod’s wish to involve the University campus community, students and staff in such competitions.

The event provides a fun, friendly, and engaging environment for hands on learning about Indigenous culture and values. Celebrating the innovative structure of the tipi, we also explore what the tipi has to teach us in terms of our values; such as tending to our homes and families, the importance of teamwork, listening and observation, styles of leadership, and our ability to persevere in the face of obstacles.

The competition is open to the university community, high school students, and the general public. Teams of four compete in four categories (High School, Women, Campus & Community). Competitors include university and high school students (grade 9 and up), university employees, and community members.

The University of Regina Aboriginal Student Centre coordinates this competition as part of the supports and services offered to students on our campus to encourage cultural development as students lead, interact and engage with our campus and larger community.

Everyone is welcome to attend! Registration is now closed. Walk ins welcome.