John P. Kelly bursary awarded.
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.