Melanie-Rose Frappier at the 2014 Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal
Youth Conference.

Métis youth Melanie-Rose Frappier, a grade 11 student at École secondaire du Sacré-Cœur in Sudbury, was honoured at the 2014 Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth Conference which took place March 18-21 in Vancouver.

Some 2,000 young people from 14 to 24 years from across the country gathered at the conference. Organized by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) and their Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (BCAAFC – PAYC), the gathering was aimed to equip these young leaders and develop sharing and networking.

During the conference, Frappier was awarded the Aboriginal Youth Award in recognition of her outstanding commitment and community successes.

Frappier plays a leading role and strives to improve the lives of citizens through her multiple contributions. Smart and articulate, she is very proud of her Métis and francophone culture.

Frappier is an active youth member of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and was one of the participants of the 2013 and the 2014 MNO Infinite Reach March Break camps. She also participates in various Aboriginal events such as Louis Riel Day and National Aboriginal Day in her Sudbury community.

This year, Frappier also joined the Conseil scolaire du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) Aboriginal Education Program, which aims to engage young Aboriginal teens to learn more and make a positive difference in their lives.

Congratulations on this achievement!