Honouring Elder Douglas Knockwood

Few have led a life that Elder Douglas Knockwood has lived. A member of the Canadian Special Forces, an alcohol and drug counsellor for decades, a respected Elder on the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre Elders’ Advisory Council, Doug can now add Doctor to his name. At Acadia University’s May Convocation, Doug was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities. Amidst friends and family, Doug’s amazing life history was shared—from attending Residential School in the 1930s to overcoming addictions—and his contributions celebrated. Visitors to the website can hear a clip of an interview with him on the Elders’ Stories page. Congratulations Doug.

Image courtesy of Acadia University Communications.

Image courtesy of Acadia University Communications.

Image courtesy of Acadia University Communications.

Image courtesy of Acadia University Communications.

Image courtesy of Acadia University Communications.

Image courtesy of Acadia University Communications.

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