Moose Factory, Ontario – On behalf of the Mushkegowuk Council, Grand Chief’s and Deputy Grand Chief’s office, Ininiwuk(citizens) of Mushkego Aski, staff and Council of Chiefs of Mushkegowuk, we would like to send our congratulations to 17-year-old Emma Morrison on her recent accomplishment of being crowned Miss Teenage Canada.
She is the first Aboriginal and the first young woman from Northern Ontario to win this national title. Emma is a member of the Chapleau Cree First Nation. Her parents are Roland Morrison and Vanessa Bedard. Emma resides in Chapleau with her mom Vanessa and Vanessa’s husband.
She also has a brother who resides in Thunder Bay. We also extend congratulations to the grandparents on both sides of the family.
Emma is currently attending Grade 12 at Chapleau High School, where she’s an academic and an athlete. She also volunteers in her community. She also as a career plan to get her nursing degree. The Mayor of Chapleau says it makes her the perfect ambassador for the town.
Emma began her journey into the national event once she won Miss Teen Northern Ontario back in May 2017 in Sudbury, Ontario. She then went on to The Miss Teenage Canada pageant was held in Toronto on Tuesday, August 14th, 2017. Now, Emma will go on to the international stage to compete in Miss Teenage Universe which takes place in Ecuador.
Emma is an excellent role model for Mushkegowuk Youth. She has proven that it doesn’t matter where you live, you can achieve anything. Emma is quoted as saying, “I just wanted to say that no matter where you come from, it is great to always be supported and to have your family and your friends. So dream big and if you work hard you can succeed.”
“Congratulations Emma on your recent success. We look forward to seeing and hearing more from you.” says Grand Chief Solomon.