Feature Story: Annual Tipi Raising Competition bridges cultures and builds community
Today, the University of Regina's Dr. Lloyd Barber Academic Green was the site of the annual Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi Raising Competition, sponsored by K+S Potash. 36 teams worked to raise tipis in record time, while learning about Indigenous culture and values.
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 faculty, students, staff, and wider community in such competitions.