Printer Friendly

John P. Kelly bursary awarded.

Bonnie Guarisco of Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation was chosen as this year's recipient of the John P. Kelly educational bursary.

Guarisco, who is enrolled in the Social Work Masters program at the University of Toronto, will receive $500 to help her cover the costs of her schooling for the 2005-2006 academic year.

The bursary will be awarded annually to one or more Treaty #3 students enrolled in a university masters program, with the recipients selected based on financial need and academic achievement.

The award was created in memory of John Pete Kelly, who passed away June 6, 2005.

A member of the Ojibways of Onegaming First Nation, Kelly was the first member of Treaty #3 to graduate from university, earning a bachelor of arts from Lakehead University, a bachelor of education from the University of Saskatchewan and a masters of education from the University of Manitoba. He spent the early part of his career as a teacher, then dedicated himself to fighting for improvements in First Nations education, both in his home community across the country. He also served four terms as grand chief of the Treaty #3 nation.
COPYRIGHT 2006 Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (AMMSA)
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:EDUCATION
Publication:Ontario Birchbark
Date:Mar 1, 2006
Previous Article:Conference to focus on teaching language to youth.
Next Article:Jamieson to receive Trent honor.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters