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The Tsuu T’ina Pow Wow on Saturday

I went next door to the Tsuu T’ina Pow Wow and All-Indian Rodeo with Bobbi, Kezia and a few of our friends. After watching both, Kezia preferred the Pow Wow over the rodeo.  Bobbi and I were lucky as we were invited to join her so we all had a great time listening to the drums and […]

Tsuu T’ina Pow Wow 2011

This past weekend was the Tsuu T’ina Pow Wow and Rodeo held in Redwood Meadows, just east of Bragg Creek.  This event has an incredible atmosphere with band members from First Nations across Canada and the United States attending.  The Pow Wow starts with the Grand Entrance where all of the dancers enter and then move […]

The Finals of the Lion’s Labour Day Rodeo in Cochrane

On Monday, I went down to the Lion’s 44th Annual Labour Day Rodeo  for the finals of the weekend long event.  This was my third rodeo that I have attended this summer and I joined my parents, aunt and uncle, and my wife’s parents.  It was fun to enjoy a bit of time together down […]

Tsuu T’ina Nation’s Pow Wow

Right across Highway 22 from my house is the location of the annual Tsuu T’ina nation’s Rodeo and Pow Wow.  What an incredible event to have in the Bragg Creek area. Yesterday, I spent the day on the grounds photographing the Pow Wow Grand Entrance and then the evening’s rodeo events.  The people working, competing, […]

A Great gray owl in Redwood Meadows

I’ve lived in Redwood Meadows for over 9 years and have never photographed a Great gray owl in the daylight here.  A little while ago, I was driving back from Bragg Creek and spotted this owl perched on a fence post.  I watched him in the sun for a little while before he flew.  Then […]

Recognized Work

Photography Awards Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation Photo Contest 2015: Runner up for my “Tail End of Lunch” image of a Grizzly bear eating a salmon in the Khutzeymateen Urban Photographer of the Year 2015: Americas region winner for my “Winter Work” image of a plane being de-iced at the Calgary International Airport Humanity Photo Awards […]

Mastering Mutton Busting

Mutton busting is an event often held during the half-time of rodeos.  The Tsuu T’ina Nation’s rodeo finals on Sunday had a very enthusiastic group of cowkids participating in this super fun event.  This young girl, flanked by her father and one of the rodeo clowns, had an iron grip on the rope around the […]

The Spirit of a Nation – my article about a great annual event

The new Bragg About the Creek magazine has just been published.  My article, The Spirit of a Nation, about the Tsuu T’ina First Nation’s Annual Pow Wow and Rodeo is included in this issue.  The article, more a photo essay, presents images and some of my thoughts from the past three celebrations.  If you are interested […]

Earth Day – First Nation Dancing

Our community, Redwood Meadows, is built on land leased from the Tsuu T’ina Nation.  We have great opportunities to work with them and to invite them to share their culture with us.  Our new mayor, John Welsh, is carrying forward with this relationship and I believe he is making great strides to strengthening the connection […]

Pow Wow Dancers

I previously posted about the Tsuu T’ina Nation’s Annual Pow Wow and Rodeo event that I attended in July.  Now that we are almost into September, I took some time to work through the stack of images that I made while I was at the Pow Wow.  There were great characters, incredibly ornate outfits and […]