January 12 1996 Halifax Herald

Sister Dorothy Moore, C.M., O.N.S., M.Ed., LL.D., c.s.m.
Educator and Human Rights Advocate

Sister Dorothy Moore was born in 1933, in Membertou. She has spent a good deal of her life fighting a good fight for equal rights for First Nation Peoples, and working diligently to have the provincial curriculum changed to include instruction about Mi'kmaq First Nation History. Her wok is widely accalimed. Among her many honors and awards she has recieved both Nova Scotia's and Canada's highest honor.

October 21, 2003, she was invested into the Order of Nova Scotia. The following is the press release issued upon her appointment:

"Sister Dorothy Moore, Membertou, is an educational leader and a respected Elder who has devoted many years to the preservation and restoration of the Mi'kmaw language and culture. Largely because of her efforts, the Nova Scotia Department of Education has developed a provincial Mi'kmaw language curriculum.

June 29, 2005 she was named to the Order of Canada and officially invested November 18, 2005. The following is the press release issued upon her appointment:

"With conviction and determination, Dorothy Moore has championed the Mi'kmaq Nation. Throughout her long career as an educator, she has created learning opportunities for Aboriginal youth and promoted the inclusion of Native history in Nova Scotia's curricula. At Cape Breton University, she was instrumental in developing the Mi'kmaq Studies Program, which helps to preserve the community's traditions by offering courses in their language, as well as on their history and on their culture. An advocate for social justice, she has also fought against racism and intolerance as a member of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and the Aboriginal Rights Commission. "

To read a newspaper column I wrote about Sister Dorothy click: Native Nova Scotian effective advocate in human rights struggle

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