On May 12, Brandon Montour 2014, now in his second year at Concordia University, will be inducted as a member of the 61st Garnet Key, a voluntary group of students sponsored by the president of the university who act as Concordia’s official representatives.
“I am extremely grateful to have been selected to be a part of the 61st Garnet Key,” says Brandon. “I’m just going to make sure to capitalize on this opportunity and enjoy every moment of it because it’s a great opportunity to network with like-minded students.”
Brandon is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in political science. Prior to Concordia, he attended the University of Toronto for two years before moving to Concordia. "This decision would soon prove to be integral to the successes that I achieved and the person that I have become," he says.
“As Kanien'kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, my background has been influential in guiding my career aspirations,” Brandon adds. “Upon graduating from Concordia, I am determined to attend law school and work towards my objective of becoming a practicing lawyer. My aspiration for a career within the legal field, government, or both, has been largely influenced by my status as First Nations. Today, there are innumerable challenges faced by First Nations across Canada, and my utmost objective is to combine my passion for law and government in order to advocate for systemic issues pertaining to Indigenous affairs and affect positive change in Canadian society.”