Carseland local Mirabel Goodstriker crowned Miss Junior Blackfoot Canada – StrathmoreNow.com
, 2023-03-17 15:06:50,
Mirabel Goodstriker, 11, from Carseland, was recently crowned Miss Junior Blackfoot Canada, which is a competition between the three Blackfoot Nations of Kainai, Blackfoot and Piikani.
As an ambassador to the nations, Goodstriker said it is very exciting to have the crown and she enjoys the responsibilities that come with her role, such as giving speeches. It took a lot of work to win such a respected role, as she said she had to write an essay and give several speeches about Blackfoot people and history, as well as dance powwow.
Goodstriker said he has been to many events since winning the crown, such as the first Calgary Flames indigenous celebration game, the Stampeders games and more. While being in front of so many people may seem intimidating to some, Goodstriker is proud to represent Blackfoot culture and gratefully accepts the responsibilities that come with being an ambassador for all Blackfoot nations.
Goodstriker’s passion and dedication comes as no surprise, coming from a family that lives and breathes powwow. Her late mother was Miss Siksika in 1995 and later became the First Nations Princess of the Calgary Stampede in 1996. Her late father, Jason Goodstriker, was a world-renowned powwow announcer.
Goodstriker’s grandmother, Vicki Yellow Old Woman, says she got a love of being a princess from her mother and a love of powwows from her father.
“She has a bit of history there…
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