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August 14, 2014 – Ottawa, Department of National Defence
Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander of the Canadian Army was at the 3rd Canadian Division Training Centre in Wainwright, Alberta today to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Bold Eagle program. The Commander saluted this year’s graduates alongside Vice-Chief E. Dutch Lerat, Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN), Bold Eagle Management Committee members, First Nations Chiefs and Elders, and families.
Bold Eagle is a tailored partnership program that helps Aboriginal youth from across western Canada develop self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, and valuable leadership skills. Of the 107 Aboriginal candidates in this year’s Bold Eagle program, 94 are graduating.
“This is a special year as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Bold Eagle program. The past 25 years are a reflection of the devotion and determination of the many who have contributed to the phenomenal success of Bold Eagle. The traditions and values of Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples contribute greatly to our nation’s historical and cultural diversity. The Canadian Army is proud to be a part of such a remarkable endeavour. I look forward to the next 25 years.”
Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse, Commander Canadian Army and DND/CAF Champion for Aboriginal Peoples.
“On behalf of the Chiefs and First Nation leadership of Saskatchewan, we offer our sincere congratulations to all who have been involved with this unprecedented youth development program. It has truly been an honour to be involved with the program along with the Canadian Army and we look forward to the next 25 years!”
3rd Vice-Chief E. Dutch Lerat, Federation Saskatchewan Indian Nations
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