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Mary John, Sr., C.M.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Mary John, Sr., C.M. C.M. Vanderhoof
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada November 14, 1996 April 16, 1997
A well-loved and respected elder of the Carrier Nation of the Stoney Creek Reserve in British Columbia, she has dedicated her life to helping others. She is the strong force and influence behind the success of many positive initiatives and was one of the originators of the Friendship House, a community centre for Native and non-Native people. She survived many hardships to emerge as a respected elder, counsellor, midwife, educator and conciliator between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities. Now in her eighties, she is still promoting the Carrier culture to the younger generation.
Deceased on September 30, 2004.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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