Featured Artist Sponsored by TELUS Business
Karli Crowshoe, B.A. Master of Business Management Candidate is a mother, creator, dancer, and ceremonialist from the Piikani Nation and possess Nez Peace roots. Her company, The Chief’s Daughter was born out of a love for pow wow dancing and strives to revive and promote traditional stories and an oral culture through precise beadwork. Karli credits her grandfather and her family legacy as a guiding force for her creations, marrying Niitsitapii ways of knowing with the modern indigenous lifestyle. Karli is a strong advocate for working mothers and creating spaces for Indigenous women in the work field.
For this year’s Gala we are auctioning off a beautiful custom beaded hat and bag from Karli. The hat is a Blackfoot geometric design that was created with a matching hand painted, raw hide bag. Each design created by The Chief’s Daughter is custom made and never duplicated. The hat is a Steel 7 ¼ 6X Smithbilt that you will be able to bring into Smithbilt for yearly maintenance. There is also a beaded hat band included that is detachable and can be worn as a necklace. Each piece is numbered and signed for each customer and has a lifetime warranty for the bead work. The hat is made with the intention of being passed on from generation to generation, “creations for the generations”.
The Chief’s Daughter – “Creations for the Generations”