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News: Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Congratulations Mike Brake & River Ironeagle-Mindel

Congratulations to Mike and River on being named the 2017 Aboriginal Role Models. This is a tremendous honour and speaks to the quality of these two fantastic W.J. Mouat students. 

River Ironeagle-Mindel plans to attend Emily Carr Art Institute in September. She is proud of her Aboriginal ancestry of being Cree, Saulteaux and Metis. She has been very involved in the Aboriginal programs at the school and was the BC representative at Rideau Hall "Gathering of Youth Wisdom Conference" in Ontario, with the goal of changing the outlook on Aboriginal children and building better communities for Aboriginal youth. She enjoys film and photography, and created a documentary on the impact of residential schools in her grade 12 year. River demonstrates cultural pride. She is a leader in the school and community, and is one of the school district's 2017 Aboriginal Role Model!

Michael Brake is Qalipu Mi'kmaq, with heritage from the Newfoundland area. He has been very involved in the community as a youth leader. He has volunteered reading to elementary students and at many events in the Aboriginal program at the school. He was recently accepted in the Junior Police Academy and plans to pursue his goal of completing a degree in criminology at UFV. Michael is a leader, a good friend, an excellent student and demonstrates his Aboriginal cultural pride each day. Michael is also on of the school district's 2017 Aboriginal Role Model!

Congratulations River and Michael! Thank you to Michele Schroeder and the W.J. Mouat team for the support!