MEMO: Design Our Community Sign!

To: Members, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

From: Kevin Seesequasis, Councillor i/c Community Development

Date: November 23, 2017

Re: Community Sign Design Contest


In the new year, the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation will receive funding from our BHP partners for the design and purchase of new community welcome signs to be erected at the East (Duck Lake), West (Fort Carlton), and South (Rosthern) entrances to our community.

Our new signs will be the first impression guests have of our community and we want to put our best foot forward. That’s why today, I am excited to announce the “Design Our Community Sign” art contest!

I am inviting ALL MEMBERS of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation to design a new ‘community welcome sign for the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation. Our new signs will represent our culture, and most importantly, the character of our people.

What do you think would be a good design for a welcome sign? Submit your concept and any related art work (details are below). A panel comprising members of Council, Elders, and community members will make the final selection.

Here are the details:

  • Contest Open: Immediately
  • Contest Closes: Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Contest Prize: $500
  • Medium:
    • Actual signs may be in steel, stone, wood etc (dependent on costs)
    • Submissions MUST BE in paper or digital format
  • 1 Design, 3 Signs
  • Sign Critical Elements:
    • Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
    • Feather & Pen logo
    • Cultural / Community themes representing the character of the BOCN and our people
  • All submissions to: Councillor Kevin Seesequasis
    • 306-467-4523 ext 237
  • Contest open only to members of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

I look forward to seeing your concepts and strongly encourage all members of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation to participate.


D. Kevin Seesequasis, Councillor i/c Community Development
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

Councillor Statement: Congratulations Art Contest Winners!

For Immediate Release

November 20, 2017


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by the Councillor in charge of Veterans Affairs, Kevin Seesequasis, and the Councillor in charge of Education, Jackie Gamble to announce the winners of the Remembrance Day Youth Art Contest:

“It gives us great pleasure to announce and congratulate the winners of the Remembrance Day Youth Art Contest. In total, we received more than 100 entries from young members of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation and we thank them for taking the time to reflect on what Remembrance Day means to them.

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The winners of our Remembrance Day Art Contest are:

Pre-K: No Submissions

Kindergarten: No Submissions

Grade 1:

1st Place: Braxton Gamble
2nd Place: Kara Eyahpaise

Grade 2:

1st Place: Ocean Sinclair
2nd Place: Natalie Almightyvoice

Grade 3:

1st Place: Hanna Gamble
2nd Place: Kiona Hill

Grade 4:

1st Place: Julian Paul
2nd Place: Journee Sutherland

Grade 5:

1st Place: Aleisha Almightyvoice
2nd Place: Mercedes Seeseequasis

Grade 6:

1st Place: Meadow Gamble
2nd Place: Guysha Gamble

Grade 7:

Natalia Yahyahkeekoot

Grade 8:

1st Place: Tristen Katcheech / Sydney Gamble
2nd Place: Evangelina Smallchild / Serenity Gamble

Grade 9:

1st Place: Gilbert Whitefish
2nd Place: Aaliyah Smallchild

Grade 10:

1st Place: Jasha Sutherland

Grade 11: No Submissions

Grade 12:

1st Place: Kent Seesequasis
2nd Place: Germaine Roy

We would also like to extend a big thank you to all the teachers, parents, siblings, and students who helped to support Remembrance in our community.

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
306-467-4523 ext 237