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my greatest inspiration

Victor Francis Pelletier

As a child, I remember seeing Vic sitting at the table, with family and friends, discussing important events and how important it was for him to pass on his history and culture. Mr. Pelletier dedicated most of his life to the advancement of the First Nations people and, in 1981, the Native Council of Canada presented him with an award in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contributions as a representative of Canada’s Indigenous peoples.


In August 1983, Mr. Pelletier died due to complications from diabetes. He was a charismatic leader who made real differences by delivering positive results, always proactive in helping all people understand the importance of pursuing First Nation’s issues.  I credit Mr. Pelletier with instilling in me an appreciation of the indigenous culture that to this day forms my work. 

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