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Maracle’s career groundbreaking for Indigenous women – CFRC

by pmnationtalk on November 25, 2022138 Views

KINGSTON – An office with a view.

Kelly Maracle, the newly named Limestone District School Board (LDSB) trustee representing the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, can remember a time when an office with a window changed her life.

The Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory resident and longtime educator had been hired in 2011 to help get the Aboriginal Secondary School Program, a joint initiative between the Limestone board and the Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre, off the ground. Five years after having been hired, the centre moved to a new location.

“I was given a front office,” Maracle remembered with a smile, noting what a significant move it would prove to be for her at that point in her career. The new location housed two offices near the front, with one being more central and having the nicer view.

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