Spirit of White Buffalo is a 12 foot tall kinetic sculpture of a sacred white buffalo, built with the participation of inmates of Drumheller Institution, bike fanatics, sculptor Jeff Deboer, dancer Stephanie Hawking, Wandering Spirit Native Awareness, pipe carrier Jack Pard, and many others.
Spirit of White Buffalo represents unity, and the sacredness of the buffalo spirit. She appears at events and parades when the weather cooperates.
2007 Winner of Best Western Theme, Calgary Stampede Parade
2009 Runner up Best Western Theme, Calgary Stampede Parade
2007 Best Float, Pikanii Indian Days
Canadian Theatre Review, Xstine Cook and Spirit of White Buffalo
Metro Calgary, Floating a message of hope
CAOS acknowledges all First Nations, Metis, Inuit, status and non, as caretakers of Turtle Island, and is grateful to the Blackfoot - Kainai, Sikiska, Piikiani Nations, the Dene - Tsuutina Nation, and the Nakota -Welsey, Chiniki, Bearspaw Nations for their patience and guidance as we understand Treaty relationships.
CAOS is based in the city of Calgary, also known as Moh-kins-tsis (“Elbow” in Blackfoot), Winsheesh-pah (“Elbow” in Stoney), Otos-kwunee (“Elbow” in Cree), Kootsisaw (“Elbow” in T’suu T’ina), and Klincho-tinay-indihay (“Horse Town” in Slavey).
The Elbow River gets its name from the distinctive "crook" as it flows towards the Bow River, which gets its name from the reeds that grew along its banks, which local First Nations used to make bows.