Femme Wave acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
Femme Wave is working closely with Indigenous Resilience in Music (IRIM) to create safer spaces for Indigenous musicians and attendees at the festival. If you claim Indigenous status, Metis status, Inuit status or that you are of Indigenous descent, please let us know so that we can connect you with IRIM ambassadors. These ambassadors will be available to help meet the needs of Indigenous musicians and attendees in Calgary and those travelling to Femme Wave from reservations or out of province.
Before Femme Wave 2017, Femme Wave will host an elder of the Blackfoot Confederacy to facilitate a ceremonial blessing of the festival. This meeting is closed to the public.
To connect with an IRIM ambassador, please email IndigneousResilienceInMusic@gmail.com.