Each year on Treaty Day we recognize post secondary students for their hard work and determination with two awards.
As a gesture of reconciliation during the 2011 Truth and Reconciliation event held in Halifax, the Government of Nova Scotia announced the creation of an annual scholarship fund to assist Mi’kmaq people studying full time in a recognized teacher certification program.
Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey named the scholarship program after Sister Dorothy Moore, an educator and respected elder who has devoted her life to enhancing educational opportunities for Mi’kmaq people.
The objective of the Donald Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund is to support Mi’kmaw post- secondary students at the diploma, certificate, bachelor and graduate level in their field of study.
Each year, the Donald Marshall Sr. Memorial Scholarship Fund contributes scholarships designated for undergraduate studies and graduate studies.
Students who are recognized with this award have achieved their educational goals in spite of any barriers they have had to overcome. They recognize the importance of our culture and are active within their communities.
Congratulations to all of our award winners:
Shawnee Paul – Sister Dorothy Moore
Katelyn Francis – Sister Dorothy Moore
Angie Stevens – Sister Dorothy Moore
Keeshia Bernard – Sister Dorothy Moore
Tamara Cremo- Sister Dorothy Moore
Pamela Paul-Francis – Sister Dorothy Moore
Jeneva Dennis – Donald Marshall Sr.
Cody Julian – Donald Marshall Sr.
Charise McDonald – Donald Marshall Sr
Dawson Trimper – Donald Marshall Sr.
Lauren Francis – Donald Marshall Sr.