Brigette Lacquette recently visited the Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre and Jack River School in Norway House on April 25.
Brigette became the first First Nations woman to play for the Canadian women's Olympic Hockey Team in 2018. It was an honour to have her visit our community and speak to our youth!
Brigette spoke of the obstacles she had to overcome to reach her goal. Through the support of her family and friends, Brigitte rose above bullying and racism into her professional field.
Her quest to become an Olympian was not an easy task, but she was determined to make the Canadian Hockey Team and won silver for Canada in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Brigette is truly an inspiration and a role model for many Indigenous youth. She left students with the message to, “dream big, work hard, believe in yourself and to be proud of your roots.”