Every Child Matters

Feathers & Grave Markers Project

Between 1863 and 1998 more than 150,000 Indigenous children were forcibly taken from their families and placed in Residential Schools throughout Canada.

Individual Feathers

Pro Metal Industries Ltd and PFN Group of Companies launched the feather project in July of 2021. With your continued support, from 2021 to 2023, the Feather Project collectively raised over $300,000!  The proceeds went directly to Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions to aid Indigenous students in their educational pursuits. Stay tuned for more details on the 2024 Feather Project!

Last year’s campaign, featured our new wearable lapel pin, with the same meaningful design as the 2022 feather designed by local artist, Jonas Thompson of the Cegakin First Nation.

Pro Metal Industries and PFN Group of Companies plan to produce an annual feather or metal art piece to continue to offer a means for the community to demonstrate their support for residential school survivors and to support Indigenous students.


Feather Grave Markers

With immense pride and genuine care, PFN Group of Companies and Pro Metal Industries joined forces, utilizing their resources and expansive networks to establish a dedicated fund. This initiative aims to ensure that First Nations, uncovering unmarked graves on their ancestral lands, can now mark those sacred resting places without incurring any costs.

As a company that is 100% Indigenous owned, we are deeply committed to utilizing our extensive networks and platform to shed light on the history of the residential school system in Canada. We view this as a solemn responsibility and an opportunity to contribute to the broader awareness of a critical chapter in our nation’s past.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and contributors, we have successfully provided grave markers to several nations, including Regina Indian Industrial School Site, George Gordon, Keeseekoose, Sioux Valley First Nation, and Okanese. We express our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors and contributors for their unwavering support and profound dedication to the vital process of reconciliation.

How can you get involved?

    1. Your organization can provide a cash donation to the project and contribute to the overall production costs for sites in Saskatchewan.
    2. You can purchase a single feather at prometal.ca/feathers for $75 to show your support of National Truth and Reconciliation Day. Share your feather on your social media, with a message about why you supported and encourage others to get involved.
      NOTE: Currently 2021 feathers are sold out. 2022 feather will be launched in summer of 2022.

    3. You can share our social media posts to help amplify the message and awareness of the project and campaign

Learn More at ProMetal.ca

To contribute to the project please contact:

Treena Amyotte
Director of Business Development
PFN Group of Companies