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This package contains teaching resource material on Alex Decoteau. It is intended to support student learning about this unique
and outstanding Edmontonian - Canada's first police officer of Aboriginal ancestry and an Olympic athlete.
Some aspects of the Alex Decoteau story seem ordinary - reflected in
images of him with his family and colleagues, at work, and engaged in leisure and
athletic activities. However, the ordinary fits with the extraordinary aspects
of his life -- his achievements and dedication both in athletics and in
serving his community and country.
Whether regarded as hero, friend, son, brother, soldier, police
officer, Olympic athlete or Cree person, Alex Decoteau is enigmatic. His story is a way for students to consider their lives
and the way important events and circumstances interact within a community
and a person's life.
This resource is intended to solicit comments and ideas for teaching
activities. It will be updated frequently.