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Brigette Lacquette took the time to visit a local school after she received a request on social media.

Lacquette is the first Indigenous female athlete to be selected for Canada's women's Olympic hockey team. Lacquette first played with the National Women's Team at the 2013 Four Nations Cup, helping Canada win the gold medal. hockey2Lacquette signed autographs and answered questions after her speech

She also returned home with a silver medal after the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

She explained how the school invited her to come speak.

"I was out at a tournament in Winnipeg, just doing an appearance, and they kind of contacted me through my facebook page and asked me to come out here and share my story," said Lacquette.

She added over the past few months she's visited different provinces and schools, but for southern Manitoba this will likely be her only school appearance for now.

During her talk with the students, Lacquette passed around medals to the kids and spoke about the resilience that helped her hockey career. She spoke about being bullied in school and facing racism on the ice. However, Lacquette used her fathers advice, which was to "beat them on the ice".

Being raised in the small community of Mallard, Lacquette is able to relate to growing up in a small community such as Roseau River.

"You can achieve anything that you set your mind to, and that it doesn't matter where you come from, with a little bit of hard work and determination and perseverance anything is possible really," she said.

After telling her story, Lacquette played indoor hockey with students from Ginew School and Roseau Valley School, as well as Chief Craig Alexander and school principals.

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