On behalf Gov. Gen. Julie Payette, Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon presented honours in recognition of outstanding Indigenous leadership to 15 Manitobans on Jan. 9 at Government House. The list includes six University of Manitoba alumni and one staff member.
The ceremony recognizes recipients with one of two awards, the Meritorious Service Decoration and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. These awards honour some of the provinces most dedicated Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders who work to strengthen urban and rural Indigenous communities and create an environment in which reconciliation is possible.