Inspiring Indigenous speaker and former Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller to be granted honorary degree – ULethbridge

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Inspiring Indigenous speaker and former Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller to be granted honorary degree – ULethbridge

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 202231 Views

Strong and resilient are two terms that barely scratch the surface when describing former Olympic athlete, trauma survivor and inspiring Indigenous speaker Waneek Horn-Miller, who will be presented with a University of Lethbridge honorary degree at Spring 2022 Convocation.

A Mohawk woman from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, Horn-Miller narrowly survived being stabbed by a Canadian soldier’s bayonet at age 14 during the Oka standoff and went on to become an Olympic athlete and respected speaker on reconciliation, sport and the importance of following one’s dreams.

“Waneek Horn-Miller embodies so much of what we teach our students here at the University,” says ULethbridge Chancellor Charles Weaselhead. “The trauma she suffered early in her life could have stopped her from pursuing her dreams but she persevered, both physically and mentally, and has continued to impact Canadian society in positive and productive ways.

Read More: https://www.ulethbridge.ca/unews/article/inspiring-indigenous-speaker-and-former-olympian-waneek-horn-miller-be-granted-honorary#.YoQEPFTMLIV

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