“I was very honoured to attend the graduation ceremonies for Mikisew High School in Pimicikamak Cree Nation June 23, 2022.

I believe in education and I believe in the abilities of the young warriors who have competed their education in Cross Lake. Today marks the closing of one chapter. Tomorrow is the opening of a new one and it’s even the opportunity to create a new story, a new book.

I want to challenge all the graduates to close the book on their 12 chapters of education, and write a new book. You are the author of this new story.

Our people are capable of achieving greatness. It comes in different forms for everyone and I’m looking forward to following the journeys of the MKO citizens who are graduating this season.

I especially recognize my two nieces, Tatiana Settee and Morgan Settee, who graduated yesterday. I am a proud uncle and wish them all the best.”

~Grand Chief Garrison Settee

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