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Evelyn Johnston’s Farewell

Heart Felt Farewell

Tansi, Students  –

I hope you all had a great Easter holiday!  No doubt, you have all been working very hard up to this point and enjoyed a much-needed break with your loved ones.

First of all, some of you may have already heard, I have accepted the position of Health Director for Saddle Lake Cree Nation, as of March 14, 2012.  Although, I miss everyone (students, staff and board), I am so enjoying my new job and look forward to coming to work each and every day.  I apologize for not letting you know sooner; however, it has been very busy since I started.

I just wanted to say that it has been truly a privilege to work with each and every one of you (and your families) throughout the years.  I have also enjoyed working with the Saddle Lake Education Authority for the past nineteen years, it remains a great place to work (with some fantastic people)!  I have no doubt that they are committed to helping you in achieving your educational goals.

I’d also like to this opportunity to congratulate all of this year’s graduates and to encourage all of you to complete your studies.  It was always such an honour to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our people, whether it was at a grad ceremony or Biennial Round Dance.

In conclusion, I’d like to acknowledge and thank everyone – our community leaders and members and our families who are always there to support us all!  Ekosi maka mina kihtwam.  Kawisaweyimikosinawaw anoc mina kakike!


Evelyn Johnston, Health Director