I always learn great new things when I can get my nana talking about our family’s past. Last night I learned that my family is connected by marriage to Gabriel Dumont, the Métis leader who led the Northwest Resistance of 1885. I also learned that my great-great uncle was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984:
Lawrence H. Stevenson, C.M
Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan
Member of the Order of Canada
Awarded on December 17, 1984; Invested on April 10, 1985
Former chief of the Pasqua Reserve, Mr. Stevenson founded the first credit union on an Indian reserve in Saskatchewan. He has worked diligently to help his people, through organizations like the Federation of Saskatchewan Indians, the Lebret School Board, Fort Qu’Appelle Hospital, Kinookimaw Resort and Saskatchewan Power Corporation.
Proud of my roots!