The locomotive is now under restoration. The original paint scheme is being applied.
We were honoured to have the great granddaughter of Chief Moostoos, Beatrice Bruce and Lewis Cardinal, great great grandson of Chief Moostoos present to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Mr. Cardinal spoke about the importance of friendship, collaboration and relationship building in the preservation of culture.
Another historic engine CN 4 (representing the first series of locomotives that only required one person in the cab) spotted "Chief Moostoos" for the ceremony.
A comprehensive summary of the historic significance of "Chief Moostoos" is posted on the May 15th President's Blog .