Youth Recipient (2014)
“Put yourself out there to make a difference for your community. Others will notice and do the same. That’s how we build a stronger nation.”
As a guide, photographer and cultural liaison with the Mi’Kmaq Discovery Centre, John Nicholas Jeddore aims to promote and preserve Mi’kmaq culture. He became a guest curator for a large Aboriginal exhibition opening in 2013 at the The Rooms Museum in St. John’s and wrote a monthly column called “Traditional Voices.” For the past year, he has participated in Memorial University’s Aboriginal Health Initiative Program to work with elders on traditional lands and learn about ceremony and medicines. He is an advocate of Indigenous student rights at the national level where he sits as a Provincial Aboriginal Student Representative on the Canadian Federation of Student’s Newfoundland & Labrador Executive. Graduating in 2012 from Memorial University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Bio-Chemistry, he is now in his first year of Medical School.