Visit to Aklavik, part 2: Elder Mary Kendi

Recently in Aklavik community members received Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medals, which recognize longtime volunteers and role-models.

Among the recipients was elder Mary Kendi, 97, who is beloved in the community of Aklavik and throughout the north.

She was given flowers (flown in by plane of course) and applauded with the three other recipients: (from left) Barbara Archie, Nellie Cournoyea who is chair and CEO of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Jerry “Dean” McLeod.

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2 responses to “Visit to Aklavik, part 2: Elder Mary Kendi

  1. what a neat honor!! i’m visiting from the “in focus” story!

  2. Mary Kendi looks just like she did 20 years ago when she won the tea-making contest during athe Spring Festival.

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