Jordan Fleury – 2007
Committed, Youth Advocate, Proud
Jordan, 27, is currently completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Aboriginal Self-Governance at the University of Winnipeg. He is a youth advocate for Aboriginal issues on self-governance, restorative justice and Aboriginal rights. He was also elected twice as president of the Aboriginal Student Council.
Originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Jordan is passionate about learning the Michif language and encourages others to share his passion. He is a talented actor, who has also worked behind the scenes on films sets. His interests in film and acting have turned him into a skilled public speaker.
His message to youth is: “Sometimes giving up sounds nice and there will always be people who criticize the good you do. Be true to yourself, believe in your song, and in me you will always have a Métis brother to help break down barriers.”