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Private Investiture Ceremony – Garnet Angeconeb, C.M.

On behalf of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, Her Honour the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, presented the insignia of Member of the Order of Canada to Garnet Angeconeb. The ceremony took place at the Centennial Centre in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, on Monday, November 30, 2015. Mr. Angeconeb was appointed on November 19, 2012.

Garnet Angeconeb, C.M.
Sioux Lookout, Ontario
Member of the Order of Canada

Garnet Angeconeb is a community builder and an advocate for reconciliation. As a journalist and former councillor in Sioux Lookout, he worked to promote his Anishinabek language and culture, and to foster intercultural dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. A residential school survivor, he has been involved with both the Aboriginal Healing Foundation and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, sharing his story of courage and resilience, and serving as an inspiration to survivors across the country.

Garnet Angeconeb, C.M., was invested into the Order of Canada by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario on November 30, 2015, in Sioux Lookout, Ont. (Photo: Courtesy of the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario)