PBCN Hosts Role Model Conference

Thursday, October 28, 2004 at 13:18



Children from communities within the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation are in Prince Albert today for the start of

a role model conference and career fair.


Teachers, police officers and health officials are all present for this event, which wraps up tomorrow at the gymnasium on the PBCN’s urban reserve.


Already, students in attendance have witnessed a demonstration by the band’s new tribal police force and heard from two band members who are currently attending university.


Louisa Custer is a 16-year-old resident of Deschambault Lake. The Grade 10 student says she hopes to become a nurse someday but knows it will take a lot of time and effort at a university program before that happens. Custer says she enjoys coming to the career fair every year as it gives hope her dream will someday be realized.


The career fair continues this afternoon with presentations from judges, residential school survivors and aboriginal journalists.


Tomorrow’s agenda includes a major presentation on gang recruitment.