The Calgary Stampede is adding a big new event this year.

It'll feature one of the largest competitive powwows in Canadian history.

The best Indigenous dancers, drummers and singers from Canada and the United States will compete for $175,000 in prize money

There are a number of different categories in the dance competition, Men's and Women's Fancy, Men's and Women's Traditional, Men's Grass, Men's Chicken, Women's Jingle and the Cowboy Special.

It'll be happening from July 12-14 in the Saddledome.