Third-year UVic law student Nicole Bresser must be feeling especially proud this National Aboriginal Day… she has just been named one of Canada’s twelve National Aboriginal Role Models for 2012.
Created in 2004 by the National Aboriginal Health Organization, the National Aboriginal Role Model Program (NARMP) celebrates the accomplishments of First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth aged 13 to 30.
Ms. Bresser, a 30 year-old Cree/Métis of the Red River Métis, was elected Chair of the Indigenous Law Student’s Association at UVic and “works for the Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health Team providing mental health support to community members of all ages. She has also worked as a Youth Program Coordinator for Métis Nation of Greater Victoria providing leadership programs pertaining to cultural knowledge, self-esteem and health.”
See Ms. Bresser’s video response to the honour here and UVic’s news item here.