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Town Council holds historic meeting at first-ever Tipi Camp – Okotoks Online

Jun 06 2024

One year after a Blackfoot painted lodge was brought to Okotoks, the town did something it has never done before.

As part of the Tipi Camp and Indigenous Artisan Market held last weekend, a council meeting took place inside one of the tipis on Saturday morning.

That special tipi was transferred to the Town of Okotoks by four Blackfoot Elders at Laudan Park during a momentous ceremony on June 3, 2023.

Mayor Tanya Thorn said the presence of the tipi is to encourage conservation, dialogue, and create discussions on Indigenous history and the path forward for the town.

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