"Post-secondary school is a privilege for me, and the NIB Trust Fund has helped me to accomplish my short-term goal of becoming a registered nurse while maintaining the quality of life for myself and my children." - A. Rosenberger

NIB Trust Fund Statement - Tk'emlups te Sewepemc Children

The hearts of the NIB Trust Fund Board of Trustees are with the family members of the 215 children recently discovered and the communities in the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc region. Although, we know these unmarked graves exist, we acknowledge the rippling effects this news brings to the survivors, our communities and how the Indian Residential Schools continue to bring grief, sadness, and loss.

NIB Trust Fund Sponsors Qualified Donee Status Workshops for First Nations and Métis Participants

Register today to learn how your organization, group, or community can apply for Qualified Donee Status.

NIB Trust Fund Announces 2021-2022 Call for Applications from Individuals is Now CLOSED

The NIB Trust Fund is no longer accepting applications for funding from individuals for the 2021-2022 year.

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.

“We brought back culture and traditions of the Gitxsan people through art, language, song, traditional food, and medicines. As a result, program participants are more confident, open and speak with pride and hope about their language, culture and identity.”

Upper Skeena Development Centre Society

“Thank you to the NIB Trust Fund for investing in the healing and resilience of Metis Women. Often it is a challenge for Metis survivors who suffer traumas to access funding for professional counselling and be able to access Metis-specific trauma informed programs. This program was indeed life changing for the women who participated.” – Victoria Pruden, Executive Director, Bridges for Women Society

Bridges for Women Society

“The Kwu Xast program provided language workshops and training to teach Okanagan language.  Students participated in field trips to traditional territories and enjoyed knowledge keeper storytelling”

Upper Nicola Indian Band

"The NIB Trust Funds has provided an opportunity for Swan River First Nation to assist students in the revitalization of the Cree language and culture in our community through Cree language classes, head start programming and several cultural activities. The Metoni kwayask awasisak kistohtamowsowak nehiyawin program allowed the youth to feel a sense of pride and are working towards making healthy life choices.” 

Swan River First Nation

“The Manitoba Aboriginal Language Strategy (MALS) is a committee driven strategy to revitalize, retain and promote the survival of Indigenous languages in Manitoba. Receiving funding has enabled the organization to move forward in the development of an Indigenous focused language teacher training certification program. This is a significant project for Manitoba, and we are incredibly grateful to the NIB Trust Fund for the opportunity to make it a reality.”

Indigenous Languages of Manitoba Inc.

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