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Esk’etemc First Nations Cecilia Derose To Receive Honorary Degree

Five people who have challenged and changed perspectives nationally and globally, are being honored, including one from the Cariboo, at this years Spring Convocation at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.

Cecilia Dick Derose, a member of the Esk’etemc First Nation will be receiving a Faculty of Law Honorary Doctorate on June 4th.

Cecilia Dick Derose (Photo submitted by TRU)

Derose has been nationally recognized as an Indigenous knowledge keeper and has had a massive impact on the healing of Secwepemc communities.

In the 1980’s Derose sat on the Katie Ross Inquiry in Williams Lake and provided cross-cultural training for the hospital, RCMP and courts.

In 2018 she received the Indspire award for culture, heritage and spirituality.

An honorary degree is the highest form of recognition offered by Thompson Rivers University. 

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