Dan Daniels calls it a career with GNWT
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 4:23 PM
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - The longest serving aboriginal deputy minister in the GNWT is calling it a career.
Premier Bob McLeod announced last week that the long time Deputy Minister of Education, Culture and Employment, Dan Daniels, is retiring.
McLeod said Daniels' career was quite an achievement and he should be someone for people to look up to.
“I think he was an excellent role model to show that you could work hard, get an education and you can aspire to the top levels of senior management in government,” he said.
Daniels has worked as an assistant deputy minister for advanced education, as well as Education and Culture and also served as campus director at Aurora College.
McLeod discussed Daniels’ legacy within the department.
“The fact that the department has instituted a lot of new initiatives; he’s been the lead in improving French language services,” he said. “Also, health and aboriginal languages and also closing the gap between aboriginal and non-aboriginal students.”
Daniels’ retirement is set to take effect next month.
Gloria Iatridis will take over as acting deputy minister.
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