Victoria Foundation Board Member Carey Newman is among the 14 people announced to be appointed to the Order of BC this year.
The Order of British Columbia was established by statute on April 21, 1989, to “recognize those persons who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavour benefiting the people of the Province or elsewhere. The Order represents the highest form of recognition the Province can extend to its citizens.”
Newman, a local Kwagiulth artist and advocate, received national recognition with his creation of the Witness Blanket, an art installation described as “a national monument to recognize the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation.”
Recently, Newman was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness, where he gave a presentation titled Truth Before Reconciliation.
The Victoria Foundation congratulates Carey Newman on this great and well deserved honour.
Included below is a video on the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness.