Stories

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Pride of a Nation

Mikisew is delighted to have a membership that is evolving and progressing, both personally and professionally, alongside our Nation.
Traditional values and roots ground our members and guide their future, whether they decide to stay on reserve and live life on the land or choose to succeed in a more modern way of life outside our community.

We appreciate the opportunity to share some of our unique stories and hope they help you get to know us a bit better. Enjoy.
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story-Forging a path through academics and hard work
Melanie Dene
Forging a path through academics and hard work

Melanie aspires to give back to her community by sharing her knowledge about history, decolonization and other aspects of her heritage that touch her community directly.

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story-Giving her all in order to give back to her community
Sara Voyageur
Giving her all in order to give back to her community

Ever since Sara Voyageur was a little girl, she knew she wanted to get into the healthcare field. "I never knew if I wanted to be a doctor or a nurse" she recounts.

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story-Growing up on Mikisew land: stewardship, pride, tradition
Robert Grandjambe
Growing up on Mikisew land: stewardship, pride, tradition

Robert Grandjambe’s life has always revolved around Mikisew land. He loves sharing his memories of it and the concern he has for its future.

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story-A Mikisew member and dedicated Mikisew Group employee
Shawn Simpson
A Mikisew member and dedicated Mikisew Group employee

Shawn Simpson is an interesting person in many ways, but if you were to describe him in one word it would be “dedication.” He is dedicated to his job and co-workers, to his family, traditions and the land, and to his community and the people around him.

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story-From zero to 90 in a decade
Lloyd Antoine
From zero to 90 in a decade

Having started out as a millwright, Lloyd is now a successful business owner employing a team of nearly 100 people and providing valuable services to major constructors and producers in the region.

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Joe Gibot
From children’s games to Red Seal mechanic

Joe is a successful heavy-duty mechanic who gained Red Seal certification in 1976 - something of which he is very proud. Since then, Joe has always been employed or apprenticing and, like many successful Mikisew members, able to make a living near his home.

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