Moral Imperative – Rita Bouvier

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Rita Bouvier, a Métis educator, has formally served 37 years in public education as a classroom teacher and in various leadership capacities locally, nationally and internationally. In 2006, she was awarded an Eagle Feather from her Awasis peers, the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Arbos Award for her contribution to the teaching profession in 2007, and the national Indspire Award for Education in 2014. Rita has contributed as researcher, editor and author to essays, reports and books on education, highlighting the experiences of Indigenous people. She is also the author of three collections of poetry. nakomowin’sa for the seasons, Thistledown Press, 2015, was the 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards winner of the Rasmussen, Rasmussen & Charowsky Aboriginal Peoples’ Writing Award.

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