The 2019 Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Education Awards ceremony was recently hosted by the Atikameksheng Trust and the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek Education Program in August, said a news release from that organization.
The awards are based on the previous year’s academic achievements for Atikameksheng Anishnawbek students. Along with the annual awards, a new scholarship program was introduced during the evening.
The Vale Ontario Operations Scholarships program was founded in 2019 as one of the benefit outcomes of the December 2018 Vale Relationship Agreement. The creation of this Scholarship Program is meant to support and to encourage Atikameksheng Anishnawbek students in pursuing higher education and/or qualifications, preferably in a mining related discipline.
The Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation is located about 20 kilometres west of the City of Greater Sudbury.