For Immediate Release

July 31, 2017


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by members of Council on the successful completion of a great powwow at the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation this past weekend.

“On Behalf of the Council of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the volunteer Pow wow Committee and all of those involved in arranging such a wonderful celebration for our community’s 4th Annual Traditional Pow-Wow honouring the Families of Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

Committee Elders:

  • Loretta Mandes
  • John George Scott

Committee President & Team:

  • Joanne Brittain
  • Leona Cameron
  • Miranda Sutherland
  • Angel Constant
  • Racheal Seeseequasis
  • Ralph Gardypie Jr.
  • Alex Gardypie
  • Derek Gamble
  • Dustin Scott
  • Jericho Constant

Pipe Ceremony Elders:

  • Roy Gamble
  • Sidney Mike
  • Louis Gardypie


  • Robin Longjohn
  • Linus Kaysaywaysemat


  • Lorin Gardypie
  • Ray Mandes


  • Sanford Strongarm
  • Cal Arcand

Fire Keepers & Security Staff; the Willow Cree Healing Lodge Staff and the Niscisanak; the BOCN Fire Crew and Water Haulers; Community Members Young & Old for all your support; and last but certainly not least, all our relatives who came from near and far to take part in our celebrationc – we thank you for all!”

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications

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