Michael Denny – 2010
Traditional, Loyal, Visionary
Michael is a 22 year old from Eskasoni, Nova Scotia working toward a Bachelor of Science in Community Studies at Cape Breton University. He is a sober drummer and believes this is an important leadership quality and accomplishment.
Michael’s family speaks Mi’kmaq which they use all the time. He often gets asked to find words in his language for his friends. He shares what he knows traditionally with the community through his involvement with various committees.
Michael says, “Life is a great learning journey. You have to learn to live in two different worlds by still holding on to the old world of our ancestors and living in today’s fast paced modern world. You have to take the best of both worlds in order to get a better understanding of balance and life!”