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Heraldry Today

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John Kenneth McKinnon

Whitehorse, Yukon
Grant of Arms and Supporters
June 5, 1992
Vol. II, p. 174

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Blazon

Arms

Or a raven-wolf (the upper portions being a raven Sable the lower portions a wolf Vert) gorged with an antique crown Gules the rim and spikes fimbriated Argent and garnished of bezants and grasping with the dexter talon two flashes of lightning in saltire Gules;

Crest

Rising out of an antique crown coloured as in the Arms a wolf's head Sable;

Supporters

Upon a grassy mound growing therefrom fireweed proper two raven-wolves gorged and coloured as in the Arms;

Motto

NÄNÀTSÄT TS'AN ŁÈKHEL KWÄŁÈ. This Southern Tutchone phrase means "Fortune favours the bold".


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on July 25, 1992, in Volume 126, page 2304 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Charles Maier, Athabaska Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Debra Parker

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Individual
Territorial Commissioner