Prairie Post (West Edition)
Kainai elder receives honorary degree from MHC
Medicine Hat College (MHC) is excited to welcome the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 to this year’s convocation celebrations on Friday June 10, 2022 at Co-op Place.
Students have shown incredible resiliency and strength while completing their studies, says MHC president and CEO Kevin Shufflebotham, who looks forward to congratulating every student on their accomplishments inperson as they walk the stage.
Medicine Hat College is pleased to recognize Elder Charlie Fox - Piitahonista, Eagle Calf - as the recipient of the 2022 honorary applied baccalaureate degree.
As an Elder of the Kainai Nations Sacred Horn Society and a the member of the Blood Tribe, a First Nations Band Government serving southern Alberta, Elder Charlie Fox has been an integral part of Medicine Hat College’s efforts to develop Indigenous-focused strategies that will support its capacity for understanding, education and growth.
His specific contributions to the college are numerous. He has personally advised on matters including the 2020 Land Blessing Ceremony for the new indigenous space, the Indigenous strategic plan that will help MHC walk a new path, and assisted in the creation of a partnership with the Miywasin Friendship Centre.
As the college looks to the future, and strives to create a fair and inclusive environment for all people and cultures, we are grateful for the guidance of Elder Fox as we make this journey together.