Joining the Canada-wide day of recognition, Mayor Clive Tolley has signed a proclamation stating June 21 as National Indigenous People’s Day (NIPD) in Moose Jaw.
In conjunction with NIPD, General Manager of the Moose Jaw Events Centre, Ryan McIvor, officially presented Mayor Tolley and City Manager Maryse Carmichael with their Stakeholder print from the 2023 World Para Hockey Championship that took place May 28-June 4 in our city.
The print was created by Brandy Jones and Rodger Ross, Saskatchewan Indigenous Artists. The limited edition, Artist signed, print was created specifically as a gift to honour those who have invested their hard work into the 2023 World Para Ice Hockey Championship. In Indigenous cultures across Turtle Island, the Thunderbird represents leadership, spiritual guidance, and strength. The totems found in the body represent community lifting each other up in celebration of kinship.
(See below the proclamation as well as the print presentation at City Hall following the Ice Hockey Championship.)