JULY 3, 2020 - MORLEY, AB: As part of Lafarge’s community outreach program during the pandemic, the Exshaw Plant engaged with the Stoney Nakoda First Nation radio station, Rider Communications, at CFIR 88.5 based in Morley, Alberta.
To assist with the communication of public health measures, we sponsored a number of Stoney Elders who spoke about the importance of COVID-19 safety measures and precautions in both English and the Stoney Language. These public service announcements have been running regularly on the radio.
Elder Lawrence Crawler (pictured) was one of the participants in this program. Now retired, he spends his time training rodeo horses and looking after the family’s cattle operation. He participated in Senior Pro Rodeo and won the tie down roping competition in 2017.
In his radio message, Elder Crawler focused on Stoney Nakoda youth urging them to look after themselves and care for others in the community in order to overcome all of life’s obstacles, not just COVID-19.