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Chris Light receives award – Westman Journal

April 19, 2018

The Interprovincial Association on Native Employment (IANE) Inc. Westman Chapter, held its Champion Luncheon on April 12. Chris Light of Turtle Mountain Resort was recognized with a Champion of Aboriginal Employment Award.

A bit about IANE — IANE is a non-political, non-profit, nonsectarian, volunteer organization promoting the employment of Aboriginal people by networking and sharing information on best employment practices. One of IANE’s objectives is to recognize employers and individuals demonstrating successful employment initiatives supporting the hiring, training, retention and advancement of Aboriginal people.

“I’m very honoured and thankful to be a recipient of this great award for 2018. It’s a great feeling to have had some wonderful employees that share our grass roots heritage. During a time of reconciliation, it’s nice to be recognized and to be accepted and supported throughout our lake community means so much.”

When asked what advice he had for the youth Light answered, “To the youth, be proud of who you are and your heritage, listen and learn from the elders in your life, they are so valuable in forming you into the person you will become. You can do anything in life if you have a vision of what you want, followed by hard work, perseverance, and strength.

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