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Buffalo jump, Empress to mark Culture Days

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Cowboy poet Doris Daley will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Empress Theatre

Cowboy and Blackfoot culture are at the root of Alberta’s Culture Days celebrations Sept. 28-30 in Fort Macleod and district.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, the Empress Theatre and Fort Macleod Allied Arts Council will host Alberta Culture Days events.
Buffalo Harvest Days is the theme of Alberta Culture Days at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, which kick off at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28.
Guided tours will be offered throughout the day with a focus on the buffalo harvest theme.
To kick off its Alberta Culture Days celebration the Empress Theatre will screen the free movie “Wallace and Gromit — The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Friday at 7 p.m. the Empress will offer a free screening of “Unforgiven.”
On Saturday, Sept. 29 “Buffalo Harvest Days” resumes at Head-Smashed-In at 10 a.m. with an art and craft show.
A First Nations drumming and dancing demonstration gets under way with the grand entry at 11 a.m.
The program features Kainai Grass Land Singers, seven traditional dancers and cake. A second drum and dance performance is at 1:30 p.m.
Award-winning southern Alberta cowboy poet Doris Daley will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Empress Theatre.
Daley’s performance is followed by a performance of First Nations drumming and dancing by North Stone and dancers Treff Deer Foot, Cody Provost, Jennifer No Runner and Luke White Man.
Trevor Panczak and Rough Stock will close the evening with a country concert.
Alberta Culture Days concludes Sunday with guided tours and workshops at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump beginning at 10 a.m.