It is her purpose to stand up for what she believes; it is her courage that has brought positive change, and it is her many accomplishments for her community that we are here today to honour. A leader in the Westbank First Nation, Mary Anne Eli has worked courageously for her community from healthcare to elders’ support to education to advocacy. Mary Anne has built bridges of understanding between First Nations and the broader community. She is a precious resource of her language and native practice. Mary Anne is an esteemed elder in her community and in the words of Chief Robert Louie, ‘we are proud of what she has accomplished, what she represents and we will be eternally grateful.’
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