A former Esk’etemc (Alkali) Chief has been named one of this year’s recipients of the BC’s Community Achievement Awards.
Chief Fred Robbins was named by Premier Christy Clark and Chair of the BC Achievement Foundation, Scott McIntrye on Friday.
Robbins was nominated for his dedication to uniting all communities of the Cariboo Chilcotin to ensure the St. Joesph’s Mission Residential School and its survivors are not forgotten.
He was also instrumental in the development of Orange Shirt Day and erecting a monument at the former School’s site and in Boitanio Park in Williams Lake.
“What makes British Columbia a great place to call home is the generosity, dedication, and commitment of British Columbians,” said Premier Clark. “Thank you to the 2017 recipients for always going the extra mile for your communities, and your province.”
Robbins be recognized with the other recipients from across the province in a formal presentation ceremony in Victoria on April 26.