FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates Six Nations of the Grand River citizen Sasha Maracle for receiving the 2012 Lincoln M. Alexander Young Human Rights Advocate Award.
“We are always glad to recognize First Nations youth,” said Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee.
Maracle, who is also a member of the Ontario First Nations Young Peoples Council, is just one of many politically‐active First Nations youth who have taken the responsibility for improving their communities. The Lincoln M. Alexander Award honours youth who have demonstrated leadership in eliminating racial discrimination in Ontario. Awards have been given by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration since 1993.
Three awards are given each year: two student awards and one community award.
Recipients receive a personalized certificate as well as a $5,000 cash award. The award is named after the Honourable Lincoln M. Alexander, who was the 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, serving from 1985 – 1991. He was the first member of a minority group to serve as a Lieutenant Governor in any province in Canada.