Media Advisory: Sacred Eagle Feather ceremony
23 July 2019
EDITOR’S NOTE: A ceremony and reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at Government House, 51 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton, to celebrate the partnership between First Nations and the provincial government to introduce the Eagle Feather into New Brunswick’s court system. Elders will be gifting sacred Eagle Feathers during a traditional ceremony. Premier Blaine Higgs, Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart, Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Roger Augustine will participate.
All news media are asked to register upon arrival and to follow First Nations protocol by refraining from taking photos or video during the opening and closing prayer or during the gifting ceremony. Elders have asked that any questions during the event be addressed to chiefs in attendance.
Jennifer Vienneau, communications, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 506-447-2908.