Holder of Council’s Language Portfolio
Leah is very excited to hold the official Language Portfolio as a member of the elected leadership for the 2017 – 2019 term of office. She is a proud Biigtigong Nishnaabe-kwe who is committed to working as a part of a team in order to achieve our goals and move our vision forward.
Leah recognizes the impacts of our history and the profound losses we have endured as a people. So, she strongly believes that, together, we can reverse these losses and make meaningful change in our lives.
Leah is also motivated by the inspiring work of her grandmother, Myra Michano, to bring back Biigtigong Nishnaabemwin. Leah feels very honoured to have the opportunity to help our Biigtigong community, and to help make her grandmother’s dream come true.
Leah is also extremely happy to be able to continue the work of her great-great grandfather, Lawrence Desmoulin, who gifted us with recordings of stories in our language.
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