Spiritual Leader and Veteran

Spiritual Leader and Veteran

A Blackfoot Elder, spiritual leader, and veteran spoke to the crowd. He blessed the new bridge. I have mixed feelings about injecting religion in an official ceremony. If a Catholic priest blessed the bridge, after speaking about his faith, I and others would probably object to mixing religion into an official government function this way. Regardless, it was appropriate to invite him to be part of the official opening as a representative of his people and as a veteran.

This is one of the pictures I took at the opening of the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Saturday, March 25, 2012.

Photographer: Robert Thivierge

Date Taken2012-03-24 13:18:06
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