CONTRIBUTION · 15th October 2012
Lisims Nass Valley RCMP
On October 12th 2012, Lisims Nass Valley RCMP held a ceremony to celebrate and bless a significant piece of artwork created by a local Nisga’a artist Brad Percival, especially for the Lisims /Nass Valley Detachment.
The customized artwork is a unique fusion of the RCMP crest incorporating Nisga’a symbols based on the principle of Sayt-K’iĺim-Goot (Working Together in Unity).
“This is an important symbolic and practical next step in bringing the detachment and the community together” stated Detachment Commander, Sgt. Donovan Tait “Demystifying our building, our officers and our intentions in the work that we do is a crucial step towards a fully integrated police service for the Nation. We are your partners, your neighbours and your friends. By culturally formalizing our relationship publicly for all to see, it is hoped that this modest event will demonstrate the RCMP's commitment to the Nisga'a Nation in many capacities. This artwork will act as a reminder to all who visit and work in our building of our willingness to communicate and cooperate as we, RCMP & Nisga’a Nation, move forward together in unity”.
Local Artist, Brad Edwin Percival, a Nisga’a from Gitlaxt’aamiks B.C. explained, “In this painting it shows the Crown and the Canadian Emblem. I took the meaning of the symbol of sovereignty and incorporated the Nsiga’a cultural aspect into the crown. I utilized all four of the Clans. I used the maple leaf as the connection with Canadians with One Heart (Sayt-k’ilim-Goot). I also utilized the Nisga’a National Emblem and the Copper Shield to unite our laws (Ayuuk) with Canadian Law”.
The ceremony was attended by cultural & elected leaders from all levels of government in the Nation. North District Commanding Officer, Chief Superintendent Rod Booth and Assistant District Commander, Superintendent Lesley Bain, met with community members and guest speakers after the blessing.
The print has now gotten the attention of other partnering agencies throughout the North District and they are also interested in obtaining the creative rendition of the Crest.
Inveil ... are you kidding TYPOS abound
Comment by Maureen on 18th October 2012
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