When the Edmonton Oilers suit up to face the Florida Panthers at Rogers Place on Monday night, they will also be celebrating Indigenous people.
Indigenous Celebration Night is meant to recognize the culture, talent and creativity of Indigenous communities across Oil Country, the Oilers Entertainment Group said in a news release Thursday.
Some of the festivities Monday include the Logan Alexis Singers, the Running Thunder Dancers & Drummers, a special Turtle Island opening video, as well as local Indigenous artists, educators and business owners throughout Rogers Place.
Ashley Callingbull from the Enoch Cree Nation will also act as a special in-game host.
The Oilers will be wearing limited-edition Turtle Island jerseys during the pre-game warmup. The jerseys were designed by Edmonton-based Indigenous artist Lance Cardinal. The jerseys will be auctioned off at a later date.