With the reading of the report of the Turtle Awards in the Red Deer Advocate, June 23, came a feeling of pride in the accomplishments of those in the First Nation, Metis and Inuit Communities.
Terry Lakey, a teacher, was honoured for his work and dedication to his students. From my educational background in teaching, I could identify first with him.
The example of Erin Currie, a straight A university student, in spite of visual impairment and being in a wheelchair, leaves me in awe!
She says, “No matter how many things are thrown at me, what matters is how you deal with it — learning something from everything that is thrown at you.”
Amanda Ens, the aboriginal initiatives co-ordinator for Central Alberta Child and Family Authority, in her quotation, touched on a profound idea when she said, “If you have 100 people who live together and each one cares for the rest, there is one mind.”
More than a hundred years ago, discoverer and founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, wrote in her Miscellaneous Writings “We today in this class room are enough to convert the world if we are of one Mind; for then the whole world will feel the influence of this Mind.”