Media Release: 103.3 FM Little Bear Radio Partners with APTN to broadcast #AboriginalDayLive!

For Immediate Release

June 14, 2016

103.3 LITTLE BEAR FM RADIO PARTNERS WITH APTN TO BROADCAST #ABORIGINALDAYLIVE

Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation, Treaty 6 (Via APTN) – Aboriginal Day Live, an annual LIVE concert featuring award-winning, and on-the-rise, Aboriginal musicians and entertainers from across Canada and beyond will be broadcast via partner radio statios on Saturday, June 25th, 2016.

For this historic celebration, a specially curated concert line-up will burst with sounds from the main stage at The Forks in Winnipeg, MB. Over the years, Aboriginal Day Live – the nation’s largest event in recognition of National Aboriginal Day – has become and will continue to the be the brightest point of the summer.

The exclusive four-hour Aboriginal Day Live  concert will broadcast on June 25th at 6:00pm locally on partner radio station 103.3 Little Bear FM Radio (CHIT).

I’m proud to announce this great opportunity for members of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation to celebrate National Aboriginal Day events” exclaimed Councillor Kevin Seesequasis. “103.3 Little Bear FM Radio is so excited to partner with APTN and Aboriginal Day Live to bring this incredible concert featuring A Tribe Called Red (Ottawa), Buffy Sainte-Marie (Hawaii, USA), the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Dragonette (Toronto), Elisapie (Montreal), Genevieve Fisher (London), Ghostkeeper (Calgary), Joey Stylez (Toronto), and Kristi Lane Sinclair (Vancouver) to the airwaves of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation.

In 2015, more than one million people were reached by the LIVE broadcast. For more information about Aboriginal Day Live, please visit: aboriginaldaylive.ca.

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
communications@beardysband.com  |  306.467.4523

Media Release: First Ever Two-Spirit Pride Festival at BOFN

For Immediate Release

May 31, 2016

FIRST EVER TWO-SPIRIT PRIDE FESTIVAL AT BEARDY’S & OKEMASIS FIRST NATION

Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation, Treaty 6 – In a historic first in Saskatchewan – and only a second in Canada – the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation will celebrate and honour Two-Spirits – Indigenous individuals identifying as either Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer, or Questioning – in an inaugural Two-Spirit Pride Festival on June 9th, 2016 on the First Nation located 45 minutes north of Saskatoon.

This is historic!” exclaims Kevin Seesequasis, the first openly gay Councillor with the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. “We’re going to be the first in Saskatchewan to openly, and proudly say to individuals in our community – especially youth who may be questioning their sexual orientation or are gender variant – that it’s ok to be who you are; that our leadership supports you, we love you, and we are going to celebrate you!

The Proclamation, which was signed by all members of Council, reads:

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More and more youth are identifying as Two-Spirit in our community, we want to acknowledge you and let you know you’re not alone” added Chief Rick Gamble.

The pride festival will kick-off with a parade through the community to the Band Office followed by a ceremonial Flag raising and BBQ over lunch. Individuals and groups who wish to join in the festivities are encouraged to do so. You can view the full proclamation here, register for the festival on the event website, and find more information on the Facebook page.

We invite everyone in our community to join us and come together to proudly proclaim that we celebrate and welcome diversity – it all it’s forms” concluded Seesequasis.

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
306.467.4523
communications@beardysband.com