Congratulations to the Regional Multicultural Youth Council receiving the Respect Award at the 9th Annual Celebration Breakfast of the United Nations International Day for the elimination of racial discrimination at the Victoria Inn, Thunder Bay
Photo by Frank Pullia
THUNDER BAY, ON --- March 19, 2015 --- Close to 400 people were on hand this morning at the Victoria Inn to take part in Diversity Thunder Bay’s 9th annual International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Celebration Breakfast. Despite the early hour, attendees came away both enthused and inspired.
One reason for their enthusiasm was keynote presenter Gabrielle Scrimshaw who spoke on the importance of education for Aboriginal youth.
“We’re growing, we’re young, we’re urbanized and we’re increasingly more educated. We’re really pursuing education as the new buffalo for our people. There’s this population tsunami that’s coming and it’s hitting the workforce”, she said.
Named by the Huffington Post Canada as one of the three young Aboriginal Canadians to watch, Scrimshaw is a proud member of the Hatchet Lake First Nation. She was recognized as Indspires’ 2013 First Nations Youth Recipient considered the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon their own achievers.
Another highlight of the event was the presentation of the respect award to the Regional Youth Multicultural Council.
Diversity Thunder Bay is a committee of groups, agencies and individuals working together to foster an equitable community free of racism and discrimination of any kind.