Every Child Matters Feather Project
Proudly Supported by Pasqua First Nation
We are excited to announce we are continuing with the Feather Project in 2022. In 2021 a total of $125,000 was raised through the Feather Project. All proceeds were donated to Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions and designated to support Indigenous students. We couldn’t have done this without your support.
We welcome you to purchase the 2022 feather, and we hope that you will see this as an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to Truth and Reconciliation by supporting this very worthy initiative.
The 2022 Feather was designed by local artist, Jonas Thomson of the Cegakin First Nation. The feather was designed to represent the children that made their journey to the spirit world while attending residential schools.
Only 2000 feathers will be produced for this year’s campaign and net proceeds from the sale of the feathers will be donated to First Nations University of Canada, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology – SIIT, the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The funds will be designated for Indigenous students and distributed through bursaries.
Feathers will be on sale at 9:00am CST on July 19th at www.prometal.ca/feathers
Artist’s Design & Interpretation
“I designed this feather with a tenderness in my heart for the children that were forced to attend residential school.
I am a father of four, ages 3 to 11. Not long ago, none of them would be home with me. Not long ago, it’s possible none of them would make it out of a residential school alive.
I designed this feather with a cante waste – a good heart, and I intend to respectfully represent the children that made their journey to the spirit world while attending residential schools.
The various representations of their journey home to the spirit world are found in the boy and the girl, the moccasins that walked them home, the sun that guided them, and their wings that allow them to visit us here, in the earth world.
I think it is important that we remember these children as they were, and always will be – in their traditional clothing, braided, gifted (represented with their feathers), strong, valued, and loved. We cherish our children – Gitezibi iyuhana te unhinabi. We will always cherish our children.”
Get Your Feathers
- 680 of 1500 orange feathers remaining.
- 22 of 500 black feathers remaining.