Sister Dorothy Moore (CSM, CM, ONS), a Mi’kmaw Elder, was born in 1933 in Membertou. She attended Indian Day School and is a survivor of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School. She has spent a lifetime fighting for equal rights for Indigenous Peoples. A respected educational leader, Sister Dorothy devoted her remarkable career to the preservation and restoration of the Mi’kmaq language and culture. She worked tirelessly to have Mi’kmaq history included in Nova Scotia’s provincial curriculum and was instrumental in the development of Cape Breton University’s Mi’kmaq Studies program.
A strong advocate for social justice, Sister Dorothy has fought against racism and intolerance as a member of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. She has received many honours for her work, including the Order of Nova Scotia, the Order of Canada and honorary degrees from three different universities.