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Congratulations to Seven Oaks School Division's Elder in Residence Dan Thomas

May 31, 2024

Elder Dan is Anishinaabe, Ceremonial Leader, Knowledge Keeper, and Traditional Teacher; who will be receiving a much deserved Honorary Doctorate from the University of Winnipeg on June 13th.

Elder Dan's lifelong commitment and dedication to education has made a generational impact on Manitoba. The impact of his work is especially felt here at Seven Oaks.  Elder Dan's breadth of knowledge, together with his generosity, kindness, humour, compassion, and patience have been a gift to all of us and we have been so honoured and privileged to learn from him for over 12 years. 

Elder Dan walks with deep humility and respect and he is much loved in the Seven Oaks community.  Please join us in congratulating and celebrating Elder Dan Thomas! 

“Perhaps when we understand where we come from, we will have a better idea of where we are going, and the choices we can make. We go forward by learning our history, and how we came to be where we are today. If we are not living the best life we can, one that is inclusive of all Nations and all of Creation, we must return to the teachings that guide us in our values and actions." Elder Dan

Dan Thomas