There are now three more opportunities for Indigenous graduates to get a head start on their post-secondary education.
During the recent graduation ceremony for RD Parker Collegiate, Vale Manitoba Operations announced three new scholarships, which were created as a result of the Thompson Aboriginal Accord.
Kiya Spence, who recently graduated in Nelson House was the recipient of the first ever $1000 James Spence Scholarship.
Cross Lake graduate Andrea Genaille was awarded the $1000 Vale Manitoba Operations Henry Cook Award, while the third scholarship, which will be named after Robert Snowshoe Parenteau, will be handed out this summer during the Manitoba Metis Federation’s regional meeting.
The Thompson Aboriginal Accord, and the three new scholarships, put a large emphasis on recognizing historical figures who contributed to the community in a meaningful way.