On Nov. 7, Joe Fries wrote an article in the Penticton Western News about the students from Princess Margaret Secondary School recognizing Remembrance Day at Skaha Lake Park.
I would like to add that there was a brief mention that there was “a short speech from another student” Haley Regan is a member of the Penticton Indian Band and welcomed the students to the traditional territory of the Okanagan People.
Haley is a Grade 10 student and has done the traditional welcome in both English and N’syilxcen for two years. She also highlighted the Aboriginal contributions to military efforts around the world. I would like to acknowledge her continued representation and leadership as a young Okanagan role model for this ceremony.