On Friday evening, Feb. 24, I had the honour to join almost 3,000 people for the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards.
The event honours significant achievements that set examples for First Nations and non-First Nations people alike.
At the event, my good friend Senator Gerry St. Germain was honoured with a lifetime achievement award.
This is what the program had to say baout his achievement.
“Senator Gerry St. Germain has a long history of public service and advocacy to improve the lives of indigenous peoples. He is the first self-identified Metis to serve in Canada’s federal cabinet.
“He has dedicated much of his life’s work as one of the most recognized and prominent voices to advance economic enterprise. education and self-government for indigenous peoples across Canada.
“He is a member of the Metis Nation of B.C. and native son of Manitoba, being born and raised in the small Metis community of Petit Canada, along the Assiniboine River.”
I was very proud to see Gerry honoured in this manner.
Rich Coleman, MLA,