A teen from Pelican Narrows is one of four young people in the province that will be receiving a Junior Citizen of the Year Award later this week.
Seventeen-year-old Summer Michel-Stevenson is the Junior Chief of the Pelican Narrows Youth Council, a group created by the youth for the youth. She was previously elected two consecutive years as the council’s Junior Vice Chief.
This year alone, Summer has been nominated for the SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Awards of Excellence, as well as a Northern Youth Role Model for the Northern Health Communities’ Partnership. She also was crowned as Pageant Queen at the 36th Annual Pelican Narrows Winter Festival earlier this year. Next month, she will represent Team Saskatchewan in canoeing at the Northern American Indigenous Games in Regina.
Summer also is a representative on the local Police Management Board. She received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence in 2010, as well as the 2010 PAGC Bobby Bird Award.
Summer speaks Cree, is an avid square dancer and jigger and continues to learn the ways of the Woodland Cree.
The awards will be handed out at a ceremony Thursday afternoon in Regina.