J. Rice: From Democracy in Action today I have a guest visiting from Lax Kw’alaams, known to some here, perhaps, as Port Simpson. Cayden White is a 16-year-old grade 11 student. He’s an exceptional student and community leader in Lax Kw’alaams. He’s a student mentor, tutor, athlete and basketball coach. He especially loves sports, especially basketball.
He has received awards for sportsmanship and athleticism — highest achievement — and he’s also received the Andy Spence Memorial Award. This award is given out to a student who has given back and helped the community significantly. He’s an active participant in his culture and community, participating in traditional food harvesting, regalia making, and speaks the Sm’algyax language, which is the language of the Tsimshian people on the north coast.
Would the House please make Cayden feel welcome.