WestJet President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Sims was recently honoured by Treaty 6 and 7 Elders with a Feather Hat ceremony in recognition of his efforts to drive closer relationships between the airline and First Nations people.
Hosted at WestJet’s Campus, Ed was bestowed with the highest honour of the Northern Plains Culture when presented with his personal Feather Hat.
The presentation was celebrated through ceremony that included songs and drumming by the Black Otter group from the Blood Tribe. Chief Clarence Wolfleg from Siksika Nation, a Canadian Armed Forces veteran, conducted the ceremony. Leaders and speakers holding the ceremony included: Chief Leonard Standing on the Road, Treaty 6 Territory; Hal Eagletail, a Tsuut’ina Minor Chief and Government Relations Advisor at Natural Law Energy; Travis Meguinis, the CEO of Natural Law Energy; and Mike Lickers a Mohawk and Canadian Armed Forces peacetime veteran. The ceremony signified the impact and legacy Ed will leave behind in his retirement from WestJet.