Montana Cree Nation councillor pledges support for youth programming – St. Thomas Times-Journal

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Montana Cree Nation councillor pledges support for youth programming – St. Thomas Times-Journal

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202027 Views

October 30, 2020

Reggie Rabbit is a newly elected Councillor for Montana Cree Nation with a two-year diploma in criminal justice from Bow Valley College and a graduate from Grant MacEwan University Aboriginal Police Studies program. Rabbit is starting his three-year term in a great way and leading by example.

He is following through on a pledge initiated by a human-rights advocate that challenged candidates to pledge 10 per cent of their yearly salary to afterschool youth programming and Initiatives.

It’s believed to be the first time an elected First Nation leader from Alberta agreed to donate 10 per cent of their yearly salary to afterschool youth programming and initiatives. It’s definitely the first time this has been done in Maskwacis, Alberta. Rabbit was elected into leadership in his community as part of a new wave of leaders set to make some major changes with a focus on youth development.

Read More: https://www.stthomastimesjournal.com/opinion/columnists/montana-cree-nation-councillor-pledges-support-for-youth-programming/wcm/ae31d1db-e458-4f10-bee9-72cdbb3b1efe

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