Aboriginal community leaders recipients of Saskatchewan Order of Merit
- EFN Staff | May 18, 2016
Two high profile Aboriginal community leaders are recipients of 2016 Saskatchewan Order of Merit.
Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield recently announced the recipients for the province’s highest honour, including former Treaty Commissioner George Lafond and Social Worker and Children’s advocate Isabelle Impey.
"It's a great privilege for me to present the Saskatchewan Order of Merit to 10 such accomplished individuals," Solomon Schofield said. "They have each made enormous contributions to our province, and are most deserving of this prestigious honour."
The other 2016 recipients are Jo Anne Bannatyne-Cugnet, Valerie Creighton, Steve Dechka, Keith Downey, Eldon McIntyre, Wilf Perreault, Gordon Rawlinson and Dr. Anne Luke.
Established in 1985, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit recognizes excellence, achievement and contributions to the social, cultural and economic well-being of the province and its people. It acknowledges individuals who have made their mark in the arts, agriculture, business, industry, community leadership, occupations, professions, public service, research and volunteer service.
The Saskatchewan Order of Merit takes precedence over all other provincial honours and awards.
The Saskatchewan Order of Merit ceremony will take place on May 24 in Regina with Solomon Schofield presiding.
Look for a feature on inductees George Lafond and Isabelle Impey in our June National Aboriginal Day edition.