Awards/Grants

Over the past decade I’ve been humbled to be the recipient of several scholarships, bursaries, and awards. Below is a list of those awards in order of most recently received.

Of course with any award, one must first give thanks to all the mentors, guides, and Elders who encouraged them along the way.

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SSHRC SPECIAL CALL: INDIGENOUS RESEARCH CAPACITY, RECONCILIATION, AND CONNECTION GRANT, 2018/2019 – $50,000, Principal Investigator.

Lead writer and PI of this collaborative grant that includes Elders, scholars, students, executive directors, non-profit organizations, and community members who seek to improve Indigenous research capacity and Indigenous land-based sustainability practices in the waterloo region.

REGION OF WATERLOO COMMUNITY INNOVATION GRANT, 2018/2019 – $50,000 – Collaborator.

Minjimendan – In a state of remember: Ancestral land practices. This project brings together several loval organizations, Elders, specialists, students, individuals, and the community to develop Indigenous land-based programming at the minjimendan garden site I founded in 2018. This site is located on rare Charitable Research Reserve.

AGES FELLOWSHIP SCHOLARSHIP, rare Charitable Research Reserve, 2018/2019 – $4000 – Project lead.

Designed and built an Indigenous foods garden with the support of hundreds of community members and volunteers. Learn more about this project here.

DIVERSITY CIRCLES AT BRITISH COLUMBIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, 2015-2018 – $237,600 – Collaborator.

Diversity Circles: An Indigenous model for post-secondary teachers and academic staff to utilize professional mentoring and community outreach for engaging student and community diversity. This project presents an Indigenous model with which post-secondary teachers and academic staff can better and more fully engage with diversity within student populations and communities.  Co-developed Indigenous framework

CIHR TRAVEL AWARD 2017, 2016 – $2800 – Writer.

Awarded travel funding to attend the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference in Melbourne Australia. Presented – Improving our collective wellbeing: Learning from the Indigenous seeds of wisdom.

ONTARIO TRILLIUM PARTNERSHIP GRANT, 2012-2014 – $188,700 – Lead writer and facilitator.  

A partnership between N’Amerind Friendship Centre and Fanshawe College this work represented the enactment of an innovative wholistic approach to post secondary education within a local community. This program was the direct result of feedback and recommendations from approximately 250 community members in the local region. 
This partnership provided culturally relevant experiential learning for area First Nations (FN), Métis, Inuit and non-status community members, and students.