Curve Lake First Nation’s EDO wins national award – Anishinabek News

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201965 Views

GATINEAU, QUE. – Moments after being recognized nationally, Katie Young-Haddlesey was quick to deflect praise.

Young-Haddlesey has served as the Economic Development Officer (EDO) for Curve Lake First Nation for the past three years.

Her efforts were recognized on Oct. 30 as she was the recipient of the EDO of the Year award at the Cando Conference, held in Gatineau, Que. from Oct. 27-30.

Cando is the acronym for the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers; and is an organization that promotes economic development in Indigenous communities across Canada.

“It’s a true sense of accomplishment,” Young-Haddlesey said of her award. “Somebody told me that during my presentation I said, ‘We, we, we’ too often. But I truly feel it is a team effort.”

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