Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi Raising Competition
This year the annual Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi Raising Competition will be hosted live and in person on Friday September 23, 2022! It will be taking place from 9:00am until 3:00pm with lunch provided at noon. All activities will take place on the Dr. Lloyd Barber Academic Green with lunch happening in CW 117.
After the pandemic we think it is important to reunite our community and come together.
If you are wanting to enter please sign up using the link provided below. We can not wait to see all of you and wish you the best of luck in the competition.
Tipi Raising Competition
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 community, students and staff in such competitions.
The event provides a fun, friendly, and engaging environment for hands on learning about Indigenous culture and values. Celebrating the innovative structure of the tipi, we also explore what the tipi has to teach us in terms of our values; such as tending to our homes and families, the importance of teamwork, listening and observation, styles of leadership, and our ability to persevere in the face of obstacles.
The competition is open to entries from university and high school students, and the general public.
There are cash prizes to be won! Team prizes in each category are:
First place: $300
Second place: $200
Third place: $160
Competition Category Qualifications:
Campus – teams consist of four members (1 must be a registered university student)
Highschool Category – team must consist of four members (all must be high school students)
Women’s Category – In honour of Constance Dubois and the essential ways women build and maintain our homefires, this category is reserved for competitors who self-identify as women.
Community – team must consist of four members
The University of Regina ta-tawâw Student Centre coordinates this competition as part of the supports and services offered to students on our campus to encourage cultural development as students lead, interact and engage with our campus and larger community.