By Joe Morey News Editor
Beatrice Hall, matriarch of a large Reserve family, was honored as the 2020 Anishinaabekwe, "Woman of the Year," by the Honor the Earth Powwow Committee at a special ceremony during the Live Stream event on Saturday, July 17. She was presented with several gifts including a blanket.
Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Mike Sullivan, said each year the committee acknowledges one of the ladies of the Tribe for her contributions and her commitment to the health of the community. Sullivan said Beatrice is the backbone to her family.
"Thank you for all the work you've done in our community," Sullivan stated.
Beatrice's daughter Glenda, who is also a member of the LCO Tribal Governing Board, shared some words about her mother in a pre-recorded video with Beatrice surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
"My mother worked hard her whole life and it wasn't easy work," Glenda explained. "She was the only female carpenter working with LCO Development pounding nails and roofing. I remember her for her work ethic. I'm very proud of her and now it's our turn to take care of her."
Bonnie Corbine, Co-Chair of the Powwow Committee, said it was an honor for the Committee to have her as their 2020 Anishinaabekwe.
To view the honoring of Beatrice on the Honor the Earth live stream, view it here https://www.lcotribe.com/honor-the-earth-2020-live-stream
HTE Powwow Committee Co-Chairs Bonnie Corbine and Cathy Begay present Beatrice Hall, with her daughters Glenda (left) and Booki, with a quilt.