When you drive over the brand new North Commuter Parkway Bridge this fall you will be driving across the Chief Mistawasis Bridge. Just prior to the kick off of the Rock your Roots Walk for Reconciliation to celebrate National Indigenous People Day, the City of Saskatoon announced the name for the North Commuter Parkway Bridge. The final recommendation for the name will be presented to City Council in August for formal approval.
Chief Daryl Watson of Mistawasis says the bridge symbolizes people coming together.
“That bridge today represents you know, that opportunity where we can walk collectively across to a new opportunity that brings prosperity to everybody”.
The name Chief Mistawasis was one of the final four names chosen from over 4 hundred presented by the public.
Mayor Charlie Clark says the other three names that weren’t selected for the name of the bridge including Louis Riel, Waniska and Wicihitowin will be able to be used for the naming of future buildings, parks and roads.
Chief Mistawasis signed Treaty 6 on behalf of his people.
Below is a picture of Chief Mistawasis.