In a spirit of coming together, we acknowledge that this art is displayed on a traditional meeting place and home of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Tsuut’ina, Kainai, and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3
The Stream-Flo Group of Companies has collaborated with Ray Natraoro for the creation of a totem pole to bridge the Indigenous community with energy. This monument represents an ongoing commitment to continue to support and edify organizations that have partnered and been loyal to us for many years.
In 1995, Duncan McNeill, founder of Stream-Flo, purchased a totem pole from STARS at a STARS and Spurs gala event. To continue his legacy, his son, Mark McNeill, current president and CEO of Stream-Flo, inquired about the creation of another totem pole. Mackenzi Mitchell, sales representative for Stream-Flo, is an Indigenous woman who has grown up in the energy industry and took on this project. Ray Natraoro, of Squamish First Nation is the master carver for this art. He incorporated natural gas flame, wind, sun, an oil drop, the STARS and oilfield equipment, along with his own creativity and traditional artwork into the totem pole.
Our committee is made up of Stream-Flo, Graham Construction, Oxford Properties, and Display Co. Our vision is to raise money for STARS, showcase this beautiful piece of art, and bring awareness to the reconciliation of the two sectors for years to come. During the live auction of this totem pole, proceeds will benefit STARS, and be shared with Squamish First Nation, and Community Futures Treaty Seven Organization as a show of gratitude, reconciliation and collaboration.
With STARS, people working in rural and remote areas, travelling on highways or being transported from community hospitals to major medical centres, receive the very best in critical care via helicopters staffed and outfitted as mobile intensive care units. STARS carries out an average eight missions per day across the Prairies, and is dispatched not only for industry incidents, but to many of our Indigenous communities across Western Canada. STARS missions span industries, cultures and provinces. Everyone deserves a chance at life.
Thank you for any donation for this totem pole. The auction will take place in the late spring of 2021. Please check back for updates. We want to thank all our sponsors and partnerships to make the West Totem Collab a success.
Please contact WestTotemCollab@streamflo.com