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Métis women receive Diamond Jubilee medals

Author: 
Compiled by Shari Narine
Volume: 
19
Issue: 
5
Year: 
2012

Lawyer Jean Teillet was one of three women to receive Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals at a ceremony hosted by the Women of the Métis Nation general assembly in Edmonton on March 30. Teillet has represented the Métis Nation of Alberta in a number of court cases, including the ongoing Métis harvesting case. Also receiving medals were Shirley Isbister, an advocate for Métis Children and Families involved in child welfare and lawyer Kathy Hodgson-Smith, who has worked on various national policy initiatives for the Métis National Council. Thirty Métis Nation citizens will receive a Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012.

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