Dr. Leroy Little Bear Appointed to Order of Canada

Dr. Leroy Little Bear (left) to receive one of Canada's highest honours.

Little Bear, who's originally from the Blood Reserve, is being given one the country's highest honours for his advocacy of Indigenous rights and self-governance.

A well-known Lethbridge man is one of more than one hundred people to be appointed to the Order of Canada.

Dr. Leroy Little Bear will be given an Officer of the Order of Canada at a later date by Governor General Julie Payette.

Little Bear, who's originally from the Blood Reserve and works at the University of Lethbridge, is being given one the country's highest honours for his advocacy of Indigenous rights and self-governance, and for his work to promote access to education for Indigenous peoples globally.

The Order of Canada was created in 1967 and honours people whose service shapes Canadian society and whose compassion unites communities.

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