Councillor Statement: Congratulations Art Contest Winners!

For Immediate Release

November 20, 2017

COUNCILLOR STATEMENT: CONGRATULATIONS ART CONTEST WINNERS!

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
communications@beardysband.com

Councillor Statement: Simâkanisihkâniwikamik – Veterans Memorial Hall

For Immediate Release

November 11, 2017

COUNCILLOR STATEMENT: “Simâkanisihkâniwikamik” – Veterans Memorial Hall

Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – The following statement was released by the Councillor in charge of Veterans Affairs, Kevin Seesequasis, on the renaming of the Recreation Centre:

As we observe Remembrance Day today with our honoured Veterans, their families, and our fellow community members, it is important to remember that we must do this – always. We must always remember the service of our honoured Simâkanisihkânak of the past, and the strong Simâkanisihkânak of today; we must always remember that some have given their lives for our way of life; we must always remember that families sacrificed so that we may enjoy the freedoms of today.

Today, on this sacred day, I am truly honoured and proud to join Chief Petit and my colleagues on Council to announce that the Rec Centre of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation is officially renamed “Simâkanisihkâniwikamik” – Veterans Memorial Hall.

In time, and in partnership and consultation with our Veterans and dedicated partners, we will see a permanent memorial established here at our new Veterans Memorial Hall – so that every time we enter, we can be reminded of the sacred oath we must all work to uphold: we will never forget.

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
306-467-4523 ext 237
communications@beardysband.com