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Orr seeks to create mentorship program for Aboriginal youth – Prince George Citizen
by pmnationtalk onFebruary 8, 201886 Views
February 7, 2018
Derek Orr has always used his position to uplift local Aboriginal youth. That’s not going to change just because his job title did.
Orr became renowned across Canada for presiding as chief over the sustained economic strides taken by the McLeod Lake First Nation.
The band is based on traditional territory just north of Prince George at Summit Lake, extending up towards Mackenzie and into Peace-country in a northerly direction, west towards Fort St. James and the Nation River, and to the Rocky Mountains in the east. They are related culturally to the Tse’khene peoples neighbouring them – the Kwadacha First Nation based now at Fort Ware and the Tseh Kay Dene First Nation based at Ingenika.
As of 2000, they are signatories to the Treaty 8 collection of Aboriginal nations.