To this day your journey continues to amaze and inspire all First Nations of North America. You are living proof that our people are as resilient and hard working as they come, and we thank you for being the bright symbol of success you’ve grown into.

When leaving our homes in the far north to pursue our dreams we are often confronted with isolating culture shock that many of us cannot get passed. For you to climb to the highest peak despite these challenges is amazing and a testament to the family and community that was behind you on your quest.

From small beginnings to the platform you have earned your story will continue to inspire us for years to come.

With much appreciation and respect, we thank you and congratulations!

Rebecca Friday

Former Deputy Grand

See Jonathan’s acknowledgment here: