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Jun 24, 2022

Phil is an advocate for human rights and a survivor of residential school abuse. He shares his experiences there and how he turned his anger into positive change. Phil served three terms as the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, the first being when he was only 28. He was also among the first to openly talk about the abuses in residential schools and twice visited the Vatican seeking an apology.

Phil Fontaine’s contribution to our country deserves to be honoured, as are his beliefs that the First Nations communities continue to be an integral part of the fabric of this land. Phil also views self-determination as key, leading to a First Nation Economy where the best education is pursued, culture preserved, and wealth created.