January 17, 2022
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce a new annual award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students enrolled in the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP). The awards, totalling $2,000, have been made available through a gift from the Native Northwest Reconciliation Fund. Preference will be given to students studying early childhood education.
Native Northwest was founded by Larry Garfinkel (BA 1975, BSW 1977) and Sandi Karmel (BSW 1977) in 1983 and creates products designed by Indigenous artists, allowing them to tell the stories of their communities and cultures through their work. The Native Northwest Reconciliation Fund supports justice for those who continue to be impacted by Residential Schools by funding initiatives such as community wellness, learning and connection to culture.