News for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

2007 Dobkin Fellow Dorothy Grant Receives Order of Canada

The Fashion of Dorothy GrantThe Fashion of Dorothy GrantPhotograph by Katrina Lasko
The Fashion of Dorothy GrantPhotograph by Katrina Lasko

The School for Advanced Research congratulates 2007 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow Dorothy Grant on receiving the prestigious Order of Canada earlier this month. The esteemed fashion designer was honored on May 8 for her contributions to the fashion industry as a Haida artist, designer, mentor.

While she was at SAR, Grant worked on developing several formats for sharing her traditional knowledge and personal and professional experiences with other Native people and produced several garments. Since then, Grant has been key to raising the profile of First Nations women’s art forms. She received the BC Achievement Award for Individual Lifetime Achievement Award in Business, was voted one of the “100 Most Influential Women in British Columbia” by the Vancouver Sun Newspaper, and was featured in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The Order of Canada is one of Canada’s highest civilian honors. Established in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. Since its inception, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.

For more about Dorothy Grant, visit her website.

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