Date & Time: Mon June 3 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Location: Wahkohtowin Lodge, Augustana Campus (Forum, Lower Level)
Details: Light refreshments will be served. No registration required. Free to attend and open to the public.
Bio: Sarah Jerome is a Gwich’in Elder who was among the first Northwest Territories residents to become a certified teacher. Her passion for education has continued throughout her career as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent of the Beaufort Delta Education Council and first official languages commissioner of the N.W.T. She is a strong advocate for preserving and promoting the Indigenous languages of the N.W.T. and for sustainable land management in the North, particularly the Peel watershed and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In 2016, she was inducted into the N.W.T. Educator Hall of Fame. Elder Sarah Jerome will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree June 2 at 2:30 pm at Augustana Campus in Camrose.
Acknowledgments: This event is jointly hosted by the Augustana Dean’s Office, the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life, and the Augustana Campus Indigenous Engagement Advisory Committee, with support from the Office of the Chancellor.