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Eagle feathers available for swearing oaths at Wetaskiwin courthouse – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201931 Views

Oct 22, 2019

Samson Cree Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe and Montana First Nation participated in ceremony

People testifying at the Wetaskiwin courthouse will now have the option of swearing an oath on an eagle feather.

The eagle feathers were officially introduced at a ceremony on Monday afternoon.

“The significance of holding the eagle feather is an individual’s commitment to act and speak with honour, trust and respect at all times,” said Herb Dion, an elder from Samson Cree Nation.

Representatives from the four Cree Nations of Maskwacis — Samson Cree Nation, Ermineskin Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe and Montana First Nation — all participated in the ceremony.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/eagles-feathers-wetaskiwin-1.5329701

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