Treaty 2 Territory – The Opening Ceremonies of the Treaty 2 Territory Minor Hockey Championship took place this evening at the CUP in Dauphin.
We were blessed with the presence of Knowledge Keepers Mrs Mary Houle and Louis Malcolm of Ebb & Flow.
Treaty 2 Grandmother Mary opened with a beautiful & meaningful prayer reminding us all of the importance of respect and enjoying one another’s company. She shared how her late husband Percy always shared the importance of respect to anyone you meet; whether it be strangers or your neighbours – being respectful and kind is of utmost importance.
We were blessed with some beautiful honour songs by John Houle.
Ogichidaa McLean welcomed all youth, parents and visitors and acknowledged the Treaty 2 Staff and Volunteers for making the tournament possible.
Ogimaa Barry McKay of Tootinaowaziibeeng (Niigaanii for Sports & Recreation) shared the importance of supporting our young people as they pursue their interests & reminded all players to have fun and enjoy their time here.
Lead Keeper Boh Kubrakovich introduced Ogimaa Wayne Desjarlais , Ogimaa Cameron Catcheway, and Ogimaa Derek Nepinak along with Minegozibee Councillors Don Chartrand, Cindy Mckay, Harley Chartrand and Angela McKay, along with Councillor Blair Thompson of Pinaymootang First Nation. Youth Council Chairs Tyrone Desjarlais, and Kristian Stagg were acknowledged as well.
Special mention and acknowledgment was made to Sioux Valley Dakota Nation Councillor Michelle Rosmus attending on behalf of Chief Jennifer Bone and their Nation.
Our MMIWG Flag carrier Teegan Delorme was accompanied by our Abinoonjiiag who carried our “Every Child Matters” Flag, and our Treaty 2 and Treaty 4 flags.
Miigwech to all those who were part of our special opening ceremony & helped us start in a good way!!
-Contributed by: Marlene Davis, Nation & Economic Development Helper
Last modified: April 30, 2022