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Former TBay Resident Receives Order of Canada

THUNDER BAY, ON   ---   September 18, 2014  ---  Former Thunder Bay Resident Received Order of Canada  Murray Angus has dedicated himself to Murray Angus Order of Canadaimproving relations between Native and non-Native Canadians. As a consultant and grassroots activist, he has worked to increase awareness of Canada’s Native people and respect for their traditions. He has also played a vital role in empowering Inuit youth as the founder of Nunavut Sivuniksavut. This unique college program brings students to Ottawa to experience life in southern Canada and to study Inuit history and land claims. It also helps them to enhance their Inuktitut and cultural skills, which have been in decline in recent generations. He maintains an integral role in all aspects of the program and is a cherished mentor for students.

Nunavut Sivuniksavut was a program that was originally sponsored by Confederation College in Thunder Bay.
Murray Angus was raised at Chippewa Park.

Order of Canada Investiture Ceremony September 10, 2014 Governor General to Invest 49 Recipients into the Order of Canada

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will presided over an Order of Canada investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Friday, September 12, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. The Governor General, who is chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order, will bestow the honour on 4 Companions, 14 Officers and 31 Members.

The Order of Canada was created in 1967, during Canada’s centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Since its creation, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

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