PICTOU LANDING – Pictou District RCMP held a contest with Pictou Landing Elementary School students inviting them to submit traditional Mi’kmaq artwork to be used as decals on two new First Nations police vehicles.
The contest encouraged students to submit their own artwork demonstrating traditional designs of the Pictou Landing crests to give the new decals a local flare instead traditional medicine wheel decals used on other RCMP First Nations vehicles. Const. Everett Joe with Pictou District RCMP came up with the contest idea as a way to partner with the Pictou Landing First Nation community in a fun, positive way.
Of the numerous submissions, 10-year-old Kaden Mills was the winning artist. Kaden’s artwork can now be seen on police cars in Pictou Landing First Nation.
This contest was a great way for RCMP to engage with the community and learn more about Indigenous traditions and culture from the youth in Pictou Landing. Pictou District RCMP are proud to display this new artwork on our vehicles and want to congratulate all who participated in this contest!