…..is to help First Nations, Métis people and communities address the impacts of the Indian residential schools’ system and to support healing.

NIB Trust Fund Announces New Executive Director To Help Lead Trust Fund Into New Era And Support More First Nations And Métis Beneficiaries

Naomi Racette was recently named Executive Director of the NIB Trust Fund, effective June 1, 2020, after and extensive national search.

NIB Trust Fund Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day

The NIB Trust Fund is celebrating with 100% Indigenous staff on this Indigenous Peoples Day. We encourage you to celebrate our vibrance, resilience, and the connection to Turtle Island and all its relations! - Naomi Racette Executive Director of NIBTF.

The NIB Trust Fund Announces the 2020-2021 Successful Groups and Organizations for Programs aimed at Healing and Reconciliation

The NIB Trust Fund Board of Trustees approved approximately $8.04 million in funding to 101 groups and organizations that will implement education, cultural and healing programs to First Nations and Métis across Canada.

Continuing our Journey

NIB Trust Fund provides resources to create opportunities that improve the quality of life for First Nations and Métis in Canada. These are some of our stories.

Sisters Strengthening Sisters was created to empower Indigenous women and girls in the Saskatoon area and help to build a community of strong, resilient Indigenous sisters. The Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre created Sisters Strengthening Sisters with the intent to reduce the barriers typically faced by Indigenous women and girls wishing to access programming. The programming consists of a variety of workshops, activities, outings, and opportunities that help build confidence and a sense of self-identity within participants.

Sisters Strengthening Sisters

As a young girl, Charlotte loved to learn and made a commitment to herself to keep her language and culture alive while also attaining the highest level of education she could without losing her self-identity. Charlotte is an intergenerational survivor and currently pursuing her PhD in Indigenous Language Revitalization at the University of Alberta.

Charlotte Ross

Alejandra is an intergenerational survivor pursuing an Honours Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Mental Health from Carleton University. After her first year in her program, she realized how important it was for her to give back to her people and start working in the Mental Health field, particularly with the Indigenous population. 

Alejandra Metallic-Janvier

With support from the NIB Trust Fund, Myia Antone, an intergenerational survivor, was able to attend the Squamish Language Immersion Program from the First Nations Languages Program at Simon Fraser University. Through this program, Myia had the opportunity to learn her traditional language, and explore how her ancestor's worldviews are embedded into the language and the current world around her.   Myia sits on the Squamish Nation Youth Advisory Council and is confident that learning her language will help her better represent the Squamish youth and gain a better understanding of what it means to be a leader in her community.

Myia Antone

Danita Lewis is an intergenerational survivor pursuing her Masters of Indigenous Language Revitalization at the University of Victoria. When moving away from her home community to pursue higher education, Danita had to make the tough decision to take unpaid leave from work and significantly decrease her income. With help from the NIB Trust Fund, Danita was able to relieve some of the financial stress and focus her time and energy on attaining her education goals. This program offered Danita the opportunity to revive Indigenous language, culture, traditions, and education for herself and share what she has learned with future generations. Danita has learned skills and tools that she will carry with her throughout her life.

Danita Lewis