Arts and Industries

The memorial trophy to honour David Perry's (Secwepemc) contribution as a stock contractor and rodeo promoter is presented to Kenny McLean (Okanagan) by Joan Perry (Secwepemc).
Photograph by Fred Kobstead K8-28-70, courtesy of Joan Perry

Stock breeders, stock contractors, veterinarians and farriers carry on the traditions of breeding and caring for livestock. Those who are in the fields that are closely tied to the rodeo industry travel the circuit to major rodeos in Canada and the United States. Others stay closer to home, hosting their own rodeos and "bullaramas" with their bucking stock in arenas they have built on the reserve.

The Eagle Manufacturing horse trailer company, which operated on the Ochapowace Reserve, Saskatchewan, from about 1986 to 1991, employed about a dozen people a year.
Left to right: Danny McKay, Floyd Taypotat, Darlene Taypotat, Darrell Taypotat, Louis Hotomani, Ron McKay, Chip Hotomani, Tim Sparvy and the manager.
Courtesy of Bernice Taypotat
Fred Bull, Nehiyaw, from Louis Bull Reserve, Alberta, has been raising registered Appaloosas for over thirty years.
Photograph by Morgan Baillargeon, CMC K96-1816
Dwayne Antoine ranches and raises race horses on the Poundmaker Reserve near Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. His hobby is building unusual horse buggies from car and truck parts, and repairing old horse wagons.
Photograph by Morgan Baillargeon, CMC K95-850

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