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Youth entrepreneur encourages youth to realize potential – WawatayNews

May 16, 2014

Fort Albany’s Brent Edwards would like to see First Nations youth and people succeed.

“I’d like to see all of these Aboriginal youth succeed in life,” said Edwards, the owner and operator of Mooselegs2. “They have the potential to do it. I want to open their eyes and help them realize their potential.”

Edwards is a workshop facilitator, entertainer and a master of ceremonies. He was named the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 by NADF, which he said was “amazing.”

“I never thought I was going to be this kind of person,” Edwards said of the role he now holds. “I was the shiest guy in the school. I could barely talk to anybody.”

Edwards said that he grew up in Moosonee, Thunder Bay, and Fort Albany. As a child he would often watch his aunts and uncles as they convened in his home to have fun.

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