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Indigenous women’s advocate ‘had no idea’ Order of Canada was coming – APTN

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 2018544 Views

January 4, 2018

Jeannette Corbiere Lavell’s advocacy has spanned decades.

Her work has taken her across Canada and even international borders.

Now she will travel to a special ceremony in Ottawa to receive the prestigious Order of Canada.

“I received a call just out of the blue from the Governor General’s office,” she told APTN News Wednesday. “No prior warning. No rumours or anything. I had no idea this was coming.”

Corbiere Lavell was at her home on the Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve in Ontario when she got the surprising news.

The call came in early December but she said she could only share the news with immediate family until it was made public on December 29.

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