A beautiful Indigenous drag performer, Prairie Sky
Prairie Sky | Photo: Courtesy of Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society

Making Treaty 7 Presents Pride Events

First annual programming includes Calgary’s first ever Indigenous drag show

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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Marking its first annual programming for the Calgary Pride Festival, join the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society for three fantastic events showcasing Indigenous queer culture.

“We are so honoured to be able to showcase events such as our Pride programming and highlight contemporary Indigenous queer culture,” says Justin Many Fingers, Making Treaty 7’s Artistic Director, in a statement. “This culture needs to be celebrated and liberated by us all, and this is just one step forward.

“The artists we are bringing to our stage are all unique and doing wonderful things within the queer community and we can’t wait to continue some important conversations—and have a lot of fun while we’re at it!”

Making Treaty 7 Talking Series

August 28, 2019, 6:00 – 8:30pm
The Grand (608 1st St. SW)

Marking Making Treaty 7’s first Talking Series, Justin Many Fingers chats with internationally acclaimed artist Waawaate Fobister. Joined by local emerging performance artist Marshal Vielle, the evening opens up conversations around Indigenous queer spaces, growing up gay on the reserves, and what it means to leave in search of self-identity.

Agokwe – Unplugged

August 29, 2019, 8:00 – 10:00pm
The Grand (608 1st St. SW)

Written and performed by Waawaate Fobister, Agokwe is a theatrical one man show that explores unrequited love between teenage boys—a hockey player and a dancer—from neighbouring reserves who connect through a mutual love of movement. But when tragedy intervenes, youth, distance, and isolation strive to pull them apart.

Queer Cab Fab Drags – Indigenous Drag Cabaret

August 30, 2019, 8:00 – 11:00pm
The Grand (608 1st St. SW)

Performed by Indigenous drag superstars that are sure to astonish and amaze, this show is sure to be a highlight of the Calgary Pride Festival. Featuring Argintina Hailey, Levi Alizaar Foy, Quanah Napoleon, Marshal Vielle, and host DJ, Dexter Amos, this 18+ event gives you the chance to celebrate, dance, and let your inner diva fly!

Events take place August 28 to 30, 2019 at The Grand (608 1st St. SW). You can even purchase a special ticket bundle that includes a ticket for each of the three shows for $70 (regular $85).