Located in the northwest region of Winnipeg, the Seven Oaks School Division runs the Ojibwe Bilingual Language Program. The program is a NIB Trust Fund multi-year beneficiary and has been supported by the Trust Fund since 2017.
To honour her fathers hard work and dedication to the small business he started, Lizzie Black Plume has a goal to earn a Bachelor of General Management with a minor in Small and Family Business from the University of Lethbridge.
Amanda aspires to work for our Nations and create change to build a better future for all Indigenous peoples and communities so adversely impacted by laws and policies that are not our own.
The NIB Trust Fund has supported Aggatha’s goals to learn specific cultural protocols when making cedar hats, earrings, and headbands. She has had the chance to be on the land experiencing teachings and listening to stories of her family’s and community’s background.
A film documenting Rapid Word Collection, a language curation methodology with the Haisla community of Kitamaat, BC and the First Nations Education Foundation.
The community of Délı̨nę is a remote, fly-in First Nations community with a small population and with the NIB Trust Fund’s support, they had the chance to give their youth a unique summer camp experience.
At Coyote Pride, they believe that mentoring preserves a way of life based on spirituality, sacredness, reciprocity, education, and social responsibility. With the integration of cultural pride, it preserves and protects the health and well-being of the youth. Through these mentoring sessions youth received the opportunity to learn different tribal regions, language lessons in Cree, and storytelling/legends within eight (8) different schools in the Edmonton region.
The program has given many participants the chance to explore areas of the region they have never visited before and helped renew a sense of pride and connection to the land.
Jordanna became involved in her program early on as an Indigenous Health Representative and is now the VP of Indigenous Health for the Medical Undergraduate Society of the UBC MD Program where she continues to promote and advocate for Indigenous health and wellbeing.
To help increase resources available to youth and children across Turtle Island that bring awareness to reconciliation, support from the NIB Trust Fund has helped the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada release Book 4 of the Spirit Bear series. Spirit Bear: Echoes of the Past is a collaboration between the Caring Society and Spotted Fawn Productions, who illustrated the book.