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Saturday , 23 January 2021
Image submitted. Skye Durocher.

New school trustee for Fishing Lake and Elizabeth Métis Settlement

There will be a new voice representing two local metis settlements on Northland School Division.

Skye Durocher, a Fishing Lake Métis Settlement resident, has been declared the new trustee of Ward 11 by-election by acclamation.

In her position, Skye will represent the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement and the Elizabeth Métis Settlement.

“We are excited to have Skye join us as a member of the Board of Trustees,” said Robin Guild, Board Chair. “As we move forward during this challenging time in our lives, Skye is going to help us ensure all students reach success.”

Born and raised in the Fishing Lake, she attended J.F. Dion School from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Following high school graduation, Skye obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Cree Language from Blue Quills University.

Durocher is also an accomplished author. She wrote and self-published her first book Spirits of the Northern Lights, which follows the life of a girl named Cora and the lessons her grandparents teach her.

Skye comes from a large family of five brothers, two sisters and many nieces and nephews. She speaks highly of her mother’s strength and resiliency and the support she receives from family and friends.

Skye says the support she receives from her family provides an important foundation in her work with the youth in the community.

Durocher will be sworn in as Ward 11 Trustee at the November 28 meeting.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.