(L-R) Kerry Prosper, Jaden Prosper & Anne Marie Paul. Jaden graduated with 56 others in the Black Bear Development Program. She also walked away with, “Best Camo Face Painting” of her group.

Ottawa – A parade was held at Canadian Forces Base Borden, to mark the graduation of Aboriginal youth from the seven-week Black Bear Youth Development Program on August 16, 2012. Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin, Commander Canadian Army and Mr. Peter Ittinuar, the first Inuk Member of Parliament and highly respected member of the Aboriginal community, were in attendance as the reviewing officers for the 57 graduating Aboriginal youth from across Canada.

During the seven weeks, the recruits held the rank of private and participated in military and Aboriginal culture events including sh ...

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