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Gary LaPlante of Moosomin FN inducted as Knight of the Order of Saint George – The Battlefords News-Optimist

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201947 Views

October 6, 2019

On Saturday, Oct. 5, Gary LaPlante of Moosomin First Nation was inducted as Knight of the Order of Saint George at St George’s Cathedral in Kingston, Ont.

The OStG Canada and the Americas consists of some 400 distinguished Canadians and Americans, representing all walks of society, who have demonstrated exemplary service to their countries and communities. The Patron of OStG Canada and the Americas is General (retired) Rick Hillier OC CMM ONL MSC CD and the focus of the 2019 OStG Investiture ceremony are the manifold contributions of Canada’s founding Indigenous peoples.

In advance of the ceremony, LaPlante stated that he is “honoured and welcomes the investiture on behalf of his great grandfathers, Antoine Xavier LaPlante, Louis Leveille, and their brothers and sons, all of whom were arguably the original Peace Keepers/Makers during the settlement of Canada’s Prairie Provinces.”

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