Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal Community will be well-represented tonight at a medal ceremony in Saskatoon.
Senator Lillian Dyck will be handing out Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals to 26 individuals, the majority of whom are First Nations or Metis.
Winners include Dr. Priscilla Settee, singer Andrea Menard, student president Cadmus Delorme and Herb and Pauline Muskego, who are the parents of the late Daleen Bosse.
Darlene Okemaysim-Sicotte and Myrna Leplant, who help out families of missing and murdered aboriginal women, elders Walter and Maria Linklater, First Nations carver Myles Anderson and marathon runner Shannon Loutitt are also getting the nod.
Metis Senator Nora Cummnings is also being recognized as are story-teller Tyrone Tootoosis, activist Gwenda Yuzicappi, playwright Ken Williams, aboriginal education specialist Darlene Lanceley, Canadian Reserves Captain Avery Beaudin and Cree poet Louise Halfe.
The ceremony begins at 7:00.