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Friday , 3 July 2020

Letter to the Editor: Metis Settlements General Council commends grads and culture recognition

Dear Editor,

On Friday June 28, 2019, I had the opportunity to attend the graduation ceremonies for the Cold Lake High School. I want to commend the High School, the City of Cold Lake, his worship Craig Copeland, the grad committee, parents and graduates for a job well done.

Less than 50 years ago, Indigenous people were under oppression through Residential School, Sixties Scoop, Day Schools and other atrocities. We are learning from our past and Indigenous culture, language and regalia are now being accepted and a part of the schools’ curriculums and celebrations as evidenced at this graduation.

Thank you for your progressive movement in the inclusion of our cultures. Together we are changing the world one heart at a time.

-Herb Lehr, President of the Metis Settlements General Council

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. 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.