Massive congrats to T’áncháy Redvers, who has won a Governor General Meritorious Service Decoration for her work co-founding We Matter, a national non-profit organization that provides support, hope and life promotion for Indigenous youth experiencing hardships! 

The Meritorious Service Decorations recognize great Canadians for exceptional deeds accomplished over a limited period of time that bring honour to our country. They honour achievements in both military and civil divisions. The Meritorious Service Decorations (Civil Division) were established to recognize remarkable contributions in many different fields of endeavour, from advocacy initiatives and health care services, to research and humanitarian efforts.

T’áncháy Redvers [she/they] is a Dene/Métis two-spirit social justice warrior, writer, creator, facilitator, and multidisciplinary performer belonging to Deninu K’ue First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. With a BA in International Development Studies, Certificate in Civic Engagement & Global Citizenship, and a Master of Indigenous Social Work, she has been nationally and internationally recognized for her work and advocacy, featured in the likes of the Toronto Star, Buzzfeed, Globe and Mail, ETalk, TEDx, and more. At the age of 21, T’áncháy and her brother founded We Matter, a national Indigenous-led campaign and non-profit dedicated to Indigenous youth hope and life promotion. We Matter has become an international model for Indigenous youth life promotion efforts, garnering the Redvers siblings the Lawson Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Award and a Governor General’s Meritorious Service Decoration – the highest honour in Canada. T’áncháy is represented for her speaking work by Rob Firing.

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