Two new scholarships for Indigenous women students in memory of Joyce Echaquan
The Canada Research Chair in Issues Relating to Indigenous Women and the DIALOG Indigenous Peoples Research and Knowledge Network announce the creation of a scholarship in memory of Joyce Echaquan.
Four months after the tragic death of Joyce Echaquan, professors Suzy Basile (UQAT) and Carole Lévesque (INRS) unite their efforts and, with the support of Ms. Echaquan's family, launch a scholarship intended for an Indigenous master's level student. . The Office of the Chief Scientist of Quebec and the Quebec Research Fundsare happy to support this initiative by offering a scholarship of the same amount and under the same terms to a second Indigenous student.
These scholarships, amounting to $ 36,000 over two years each, will be awarded by competitive examination to Indigenous students wishing to pursue a master's degree at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) or at the Institut national de scientific research (INRS). Their research work should target the call to action and commitment contained in the Joyce Principle , as presented last November by the Council of Atikamekw of Manawan and the Council of the Atikamekw Nation. Learn more
On March 20, celebrate Elderbeary Day!
Elderbeary Day honours and celebrates the contributions of our Elders, who do so much to teach and raise our little ones. Celebrate by thanking your Elders for all that they do for you and for your community by writing them letters, drawing them pictures, or in any way you believe best represents how much you care.
If you'd like to share your Elderbeary Day celebrations on social media, use the hashtags #ElderbearyDay or #JournéeOursonAîné.
We know it might be hard right now to spend time with your Elders but here are some safe ways to celebrate: Practicing safe social distancing, Saying hi virtually, Running errands & dropping off supplies, Doing yard work, Washing your hands