COVER VOTE

How we chose this is­sue’s cover

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O“Oki [hello]. I am from the Land of the Blood Tribe-black­foot Con­fed­er­acy. It is a real priv­i­lege to have a Blood Tribe mem­ber on the cover of Cana­dian Geo­graphic! May the Wilder­ness An­gels be with you al­ways and for­ever.” That mes­sage came from Ang Fox, a reader and mem­ber of the same First Na­tion as Eu­gene Brave Rock (above left), who ap­pears in tra­di­tional re­galia on this is­sue’s cover. The other two cover op­tion sub­jects, Clay­ton Car­di­nal (above mid­dle), of the Cree Na­tion, and Har­land Smalleyes, rep­re­sent­ing the Stoney-nakoda and Black­foot na­tions, re­ceived their share of fan mail in our reg­u­lar cover vote, but Brave Rock took 43 per cent of the tally. Per­haps it had to do with his star power. Born and raised in south­ern Al­berta, Brave Rock takes part in In­dige­nous celebrations at the Cal­gary Stam­pede and other cul­tural events across the West, but he is also a prom­i­nent ac­tor, re­cently ap­pear­ing in Won­der Woman as Napi (an un­der­cover Black­foot demigod).

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