Cecil King (BEd'73, MEd'75) created the Indian Teacher Education Program for the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians, which has graduated over 1,200 Aboriginal teachers. A major focus of King's career has been the promotion of Ojibwa language, illustrated by his 8,000 word Ojibwa dictionary. He has been recognized for his work on Ojibwa language, culture and history.
Candace Grier-Lowe (DVM'05) is not only one of a small number of Aboriginal doctors of veterinary medicine, she also has the distinction of being the only person in the world in a combined dental residency and master of veterinary science degree program. Good thing she did not listen to her high school guidance counselor who recommended she not go to university.
For more information on the awards and recipients visit the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards website
Sources: National Aboriginal Achievement Federation, On Campus News, Saskatoon StarPhoenix