June 11, 2008

Honorary degree for Greene

Native actor Graham Greene to receive honorary degree from Laurier

Five other prominent Canadians will also be honoured at June convocationAn Oscar-nominated actor and a former federal cabinet minister are among six people who will receive honorary degrees at Laurier’s spring convocation ceremonies June 4-6 in Waterloo and June 11 at the university’s Brantford campus.

The honorary degree recipients are:

• Graham Greene, a member of the Oneida First Nation from the Six Nations community near Brantford, is an Oscar-nominated actor. Best known for playing the role of Kicking Bird in the 1990 film Dances With Wolves, Greene has also appeared in films such as Thunderheart and The Green Mile, and in television series such as Northern Exposure. He has also performed on stage at the Stratford Festival. A Gemini Award-winner, in 2004 he received the Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement. Greene will receive an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the June 11 convocation at Laurier Brantford.
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