NB awards

A pair of New Brunswickers were in Ottawa to get medals for their outstanding indigenous leadership.

Percy Sacobie got the Meritorious Service Medal for his efforts to help people on the road to recovery from addictions and mental illness by building a sweat lodge on St. Mary’s First Nation.

Imelda Perley was honoured with the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers.

Perley, UNB’s elder in residence; and a teacher, devoted much of her time to teaching language, storytelling and other traditions in indigenous communities.