Mi’kmaq educator given Order of Canada

Forty-five people were awarded the Order of Canada Friday at Rideau Hall in Ottawa for enriching the lives of others.

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Forty-five people were awarded the Order of Canada Friday at Rideau Hall in Ottawa for enriching the lives of others.

One of them was Mi’kmaq educator Edwina Wetzel from Conne River in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The award is in recognition of a lifetime of work empowering her community through education.

She has incorporated Mi’kmaq history, language and culture into the province’s modern curriculum and made modern education a priority.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

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