MNBC – Ministry of Education
Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) recognizes that to achieve educational success, Métis learners need to see themselves reflected in the education system. This begins in early learning, (kindergarten to grade three) and continues in secondary school and later in post-secondary education. Their Métis culture and heritage needs to be recognized and respected.
Learn More https://www.mnbc.ca/education
Central Okanagan School District 23 – Kelowna
The KMA has two seats on the Central Okanagan School District Aboriginal Education Council, Central Okanagan Public Schools. The KMA President occupies one seat and the other has been appointed for one-year to the Métis Community Services Society of BC (Kelowna Office).
The KMA’s goal is to have more Métis cultural representation in the schools for all ages with activities available throughout the school year, as well as representation in the curriculum. For example, Métis “jig” dancing in physical education; the fiddle or spoons in music classes; painting, beading and carving in art classes; and Michif as a second language. The KMA President has been working with the renowned Metis Culture Educator, Beverly Lambert, for strategic support.
MNBC Bursaries and Scholarships
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The College is dedicated to providing culturally relevant support to Aboriginal students as they journey toward their personal, educational and career goals. Each year the College hosts a powwow, Aboriginal Career Fairs, recognition ceremonies and other cultural events. Thoughtful Aboriginal spaces can be found on each campus including Indigenous outdoor gardens that celebrate and recognize the traditional ways and knowledge of the Indigenous peoples of the region.
University of British Columbia
Aboriginal Programs & Services provides community and culturally appropriate services and support to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Students: https://students.ok.ubc.ca/aboriginal-students/
The UBCO Aboriginal Centre provides a sense of belonging and community to Aboriginal students. This home away from home is committed to enriching the quality of the student experience for aboriginal students by promoting access, providing capacity building opportunities, and celebrating success. The Aboriginal Centre has a team of Aboriginal peer mentors and tutors. The tutors hold office hours and workshops in the Centre throughout the academic year. The UBCO Aboriginal Centre offers:
Academic planning specific to personal goals
Weekly workshops on academic, health/well-being, and career topics
Individual support, referrals, and advocacy
Social and cultural events throughout the year
A supportive team of Aboriginal Peer Mentors and Tutors
For more information: https://students.ok.ubc.ca/aboriginal-students/aboriginal-centre/
Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool (Government of Canada)
Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool
The Aboriginal Bursaries Search Tool is a searchable list of 688 bursaries, scholarships and incentives across Canada.
For more information: https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1351185180120/1351685455328