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Coming Together in Celebration: Chief & Council Oath of Office Ceremony

todaySeptember 13, 2023 146

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In a momentous event that marked the beginning of a new term for the Fisher River Cree Nation, the Oath of Office Ceremony for Chief David Crate and Council members Delaney Mason, Hillary Murdock, Darrell Thaddeus, and newly elected Councillor Barry Wilson took place yesterday with great enthusiasm and anticipation. The ceremony not only symbolized the official appointment of these leaders but also represented a renewed commitment to serve the community with integrity, transparency, and dedication.

The event, held at the Community Centre, brought together community members, elders, family, and friends to witness the swearing-in of Chief Crate and Council members Mason, Murdock, Thaddeus, and Wilson. The atmosphere was filled with a sense of pride, hope, and unity as the community gathered to witness this significant milestone.

The Oath of Office Ceremony is a solemn and ceremonial occasion that holds immense importance in upholding the values, traditions, and responsibilities of leadership within the Fisher River Cree Nation. It serves as a reminder of the trust placed in Chief Crate and Council members Mason, Murdock, Thaddeus, and Wilson, and their duty to represent the best interests of the community.

During the ceremony, Chief Crate and Council members Mason, Murdock, Thaddeus, and Wilson took an oath, pledging to fulfill their roles with honesty, fairness, and dedication. They vowed to protect and preserve the cultural heritage, promote sustainable development, and work towards the betterment of the community as a whole.

The significance of this oath lies not only in the words spoken but also in the actions that will follow. Chief Crate and Council members Mason, Murdock, Thaddeus, and Wilson understand the weight of their responsibilities and the impact their decisions will have on the lives of community members. They are committed to making informed choices that will lead to the growth, development, and prosperity of the Fisher River Cree Nation.

The Oath of Office Ceremony is a celebration of trust, unity, and accountability. It marks the beginning of a journey that will be filled with challenges, but also with immense opportunities to make a positive difference. Chief Crate and Council members Mason, Murdock, Thaddeus, and Wilson, supported by the community, are poised to tackle these challenges head-on, embracing collaboration, innovation, and inclusivity.

As the ceremony concluded, the atmosphere was one of optimism and excitement. Chief Crate and Council members Mason, Murdock, Thaddeus, and Wilson are ready to embark on their mandate, working tirelessly to address the needs and aspirations of the community. Their commitment to open communication, transparency, and accountability, alongside newly elected Councillor Barry Wilson, will lay the foundation for a prosperous future for all.

The Oath of Office Ceremony for Chief David Crate and Council members Delaney Mason, Hillary Murdock, Darrell Thaddeus, and newly elected Councillor Barry Wilson was a significant event that showcased the resilience, strength, and unity of the community. It is a reminder of the power of democracy and the collective determination to build a better future.

In addition to the inspiring Oath of Office Ceremony, the Fisher River Cree Nation community was also treated to a delightful display of talent and culture. The event featured captivating entertainment by Kimberly and Charisma Mason, Traditional Hoop Dancers, as well as an energetic Jigging performance by Patrick McKay, Dave Raynor, Grant Thompson, Madison and Macey Asham. To top it off, the ceremony was graced with a special performance by the talented Jordan Cochrane.

The presence of Kimberly and Charisma Mason, Traditional Hoop Dancers, added a touch of elegance and grace to the event. Their mesmerizing dance moves and intricate hoop routines showcased the rich cultural heritage of the Fisher River Cree Nation, captivating the audience and filling them with awe and admiration.

The lively Jigging performance by Patrick McKay, Dave Raynor, Grant Thompson, Madison and Maddy Asham brought an infectious energy to the ceremony. Their impressive footwork, rhythmic movements, and joyful expressions created an atmosphere of celebration and unity, inviting everyone to join in the festivities.

And let’s not forget the incredible talent of Jordan Cochrane, whose performance added a special touch to the occasion. With his enchanting voice and soulful melodies, he left a lasting impression on the hearts of those in attendance, creating a sense of connection and inspiration.

The inclusion of these talented individuals not only added entertainment value to the Oath of Office Ceremony but also highlighted the importance of preserving and promoting the cultural traditions of the Fisher River Cree Nation. Their performances served as a reminder of the rich heritage that the community holds dear and the importance of passing it on to future generations.

The Oath of Office Ceremony, combined with the captivating performances of Kimberly and Charisma Mason, Traditional Hoop Dancers, Jigging by Patrick McKay, Dave Raynor, Grant Thompson, Madison and Maddy Asham, and the remarkable talents of Jordan Cochrane and Edward Klyne, created a truly memorable event. It was a celebration of culture, talent, and unity, leaving a lasting impression on all those fortunate enough to be present.

The festivities of the Oath of Office Ceremony and the captivating performances were further enhanced by a delightful Community Feast, prepared with love and expertise by Loretta Lynn’s Restaurant.

As the Fisher River Cree Nation Chief and Council embark on their journey of leadership, they can draw inspiration from the vibrant performances witnessed during the ceremony. Just as the entertainers showcased their skills and passion, Chief David Crate, Councillors Delaney Mason, Hillary Murdock, Darrell Thaddeus, and newly elected Councillor Barry Wilson can approach their roles with the same fervor, dedication, and commitment to the well-being and prosperity of the community.

Additionally, we would like to express our deep appreciation to the ladies who performed the honor song, filling the air with strength and inspiration. Your voices uplifted our spirits and reminded us of the rich cultural heritage that we hold dear and we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dennis and David Murdock for their powerful prayers, which encapsulated the hopes and aspirations of our community for our leaders.

The Oath of Office Ceremony, combined with the captivating entertainment, sets the stage for a new chapter in the Fisher River Cree Nation’s history. It is a testament to the community’s resilience, talent, and unity, and serves as a reminder of the endless possibilities that lie ahead.

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Fisher River Cree Nation is a community in which our history, language, traditions, and culture are paramount to who we are as a people. We will protect and maintain the spirit and intent of the treaties and our inherent rights. Fisher River will be a self-sustaining progressive community with a strong and accountable government. We will provide an environment where all people are healthy, safe, and respected.

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