Sudbury teen Brandan Wilson is receiving a Governor General’s History Award today.
The Copper Cliff resident is one of eight students across the country to receive a youth-oriented award. His comes in the Aboriginal Arts and Stories category.
Governor General's history awards are handed out to individuals who further an interest in and understanding of Canadian history and heritage. Wilson was given his award at Rideau Hall in Ottawa this morning.
Wilson was featured in the pages of Northern Life earlier this year when he was recognized by Historica Canada for his artistic talent in a photo collage titled “Living the Dream Since 1492.”
The idea was to explore what people think of First Nations people.
“As a First Nation person living off reserve, I encounter many stereotypes of Natives,” said the Lo-Ellen Park student in July.
The Governor General’s History Awards were first established in 1996, by Canada’s National History Society, to recognize excellence in teaching Canadian history.