Siksika crowns new Princess royalties!

By Andrew Breaker

     On June 19th, the princess pageant was held at the Strathmore civic center that started at 5:30PM and ended around 9:30-10 PM. Approximately 150 people have shown up to support the sixteen candidates that ran for the Siksika Nation Princess royalty. They had an orientation on June 3rd and an Elders Tea on June 18th located here on the nation. During the crowning event, the candidates started off the event with introductory speeches, following that they were asked different impromptu questions that related to Siksika.  After the impromptu questions, they presented their talents with the tiny tot category dancing and the rest presented off their personal talents with many dancing, singing and showing their own talents. Then lastly, they all presented their prepared speeches before the crowning ceremony.  

After the many great events that were held, they soon tabulated all the points that were gathered by the judges. Ashley Wright and her committee were honored while the tabulations were happening, and they gifted the candidates with a kit with candy and bead work. The outgoing princesses all gave a speech Aswell and shortly after, the tabulations were finished, and the crowning could begin. The Siksika Miss Tiny Tots princess that was crowned for this year 2024-2025 was Kyra Calf Robe-Solway! The Miss Kookona was crowned to Aubree Daniels! The Miss Teen Siksika princess was crowned Kylynn First Rider! And for the Miss Siksika for this 2024-2025 year was crowned to Sanita Bear Chief – Medicine Shield! They had an honor dance with friends and family after the crowning ceremony. 

Best wishes to every one of the newly crowned royalty as well as the contestants that entered the Siksika Princess Pageant this year! Well done to Ashley Wright and the committee for organizing such a fantastic yearly princess pageant!  

L: Miss Siksika Sanita Bear Chief-Medicine Shield, Miss Teen Siksika Kylynn First Rider, Miss Kookona Aubree Daniels and The Miss Siksika Tiny Tot Princess Kyra Calf Robe-Solway.