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Fort Macleod Resident Addresses Senate Committee on National Aboriginal Day

High River, AB -Fort Macleod resident Tenille McDougall was one of 12 Indigenous youth leaders from across the country invited by the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples to share success stories in celebration of the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day.

“I am very proud of Fort Macleod’s Tenille McDougall who was among Indigenous youth leaders from across Canada invited to speak before the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples to commemorate National Aboriginal Day,” said Foothills MP John Barlow. “Tenille spoke about her family and the importance and role her community played in her success. We have some incredible leaders in our First Nations communities in Foothills and it was wonderful to see Ms. McDougall have an opportunity to share her story. I would also like to thank Alberta Senator Scott Tannas for inviting Tenille to speak before the committee.”

Tenille’s mother is from the Tsuu T’ina Nation, and her father is from the Piikani Nation near Fort Macleod. Tenille went to school in Fort Macleod, and is the Welcome to Parenthood Pilot Project Coordinator, which is a demonstration project through the University of Calgary.

Tenille is a strong advocate for children and parents, and is currently volunteering her time to fundraise for Fort Macleod Kids First Family Centre. Kids First Family Centre provides programs and support to ensure the healthy growth of children and families, and their goal is to raise $2 million for a new centre.

Please see Tenille’s story and the entire Senate session by clicking here. 

Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples  and Indigenous youth from across Canada who addressed the  Committee on June 21, 2016: Front row: Maatalii Okalik, Pangnirtung,  Nunavut; Senator Lillian Dyck, Saskatchewan; Shelby Angalik, Arviat,  Nunavut; Kelly Duquette, Atikokan. Middle row: Senator Murray Sinclair,  Manitoba; Justin “Jah’kota” Holness, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Senator  Lynn Beyak, Ontario; Katelyn LaCroix, Penetanguishene; Senator  Nancy Greene Raine, BC; Jenna Burke, Charlottetown, PEI Back  row: Mitch Case, Sault Ste. Marie; Senator Victor Oh, Ontario;  Alehtea Arnaquq-Baril, Iqualuit, Nunavut; Tenille McDougall,  Fort Macleod, Alberta; Willie Sellars, Williams Lake, BC; Senator  Dennis Patterson, Nunavut; Senator Scott Tannas, Alberta (Metis Nation of Ontario)
Members of the Senate Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples
and Indigenous youth from across Canada who addressed the
Committee on June 21, 2016: Front row: Maatalii Okalik, Pangnirtung,
Nunavut; Senator Lillian Dyck, Saskatchewan; Shelby Angalik, Arviat,
Nunavut; Kelly Duquette, Atikokan. Middle row: Senator Murray Sinclair,
Manitoba; Justin “Jah’kota” Holness, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Senator
Lynn Beyak, Ontario; Katelyn LaCroix, Penetanguishene; Senator
Nancy Greene Raine, BC; Jenna Burke, Charlottetown, PEI Back
row: Mitch Case, Sault Ste. Marie; Senator Victor Oh, Ontario;
Alehtea Arnaquq-Baril, Iqualuit, Nunavut; Tenille McDougall,
Fort Macleod, Alberta; Willie Sellars, Williams Lake, BC; Senator
Dennis Patterson, Nunavut; Senator Scott Tannas, Alberta (Metis Nation of Ontario)

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