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Alberta Indigenous Shining Student Award 2015
First Nation, Métis and Inuit
This annual recognition is awarded to a student of First Nations, Métis or Inuit heritage, who demonstrates leadership and inspires others, through embracing and respecting an aboriginal perspective or world view from an aboriginal perspective, by:
Pursuing his/her goal or dream despite challenges
Persevering in his/her studies
Maintaining a positive outlook on his/her future opportunities
Promoting his/her heritage and culture
Providing leadership within a cultural perspective
Embracing and respecting the heritage of all
The First Nations, Métis or Inuit student is enrolled in Grade 10 –12 program in
a school operated by a school board
a school operated by a First Nations Education Authority
a private or charter school
and who exemplifies the characteristics listed above.
The student can be nominated by a student, teacher, principal, superintendent, trustee, or school staff.
Nominations must be received by March 30 and include:
a letter outlining why the individual is deserving of recognition
at least one additional letter of recommendation
Nominations will be considered by a committee comprised of one representative from each of the education partner organizations – Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA), Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA), Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA), College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS) and Alberta Education FNMI Field Services Branch and one person appointed by the Task Force.
The successful candidate will receive opportunity to attend a youth conference on leadership and change. Financial support will include registration cost, travel and accommodation, and reasonable expenses to attend. The recipient will also be recognized in their home community or school at a locally arranged event.
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