Blood Tribe member, Tomas Jirousek was recently acknowledged by media in Canada for making history and change at one of the biggest Universities in Canada. Jirousek, who spent a majority of his years growing up and attending school on the Blood Reserve, played a key role in having McGill University change its men’s varsity sports teams name from the former “Redmen,” reference that was once used by the school. On top of advocating and initiating change at McGill, Jirousek also became the University’s first-ever Indigenous undergraduate valedictorian at the age of 22.
Jirousek, who plans on attending law school, is the grandson of Lester and Virginia Tailfeathers.
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