Celebrate Future Healthcare Providers

In 2011-12, the FNC awarded $1,000 bursaries to 10 First Nations post-secondary students who are on their way to becoming healthcare providers. The recipients represent locales from across Canada, and fields such as nursing, kinesiology and psychology:

NAME COMMUNITY FIELD OF STUDY INSTITUTION
Andrea Paul Eel Ground, Natoganeg Nursing University of New Brunswick
Kerry Peltier Wikwemikong Nursing Sault College
Maria Kruger Penticton Indian Band Psychology and Sociology University of British Columbia
April Sawanas Sandy Lake First Nation Kinesiology Lakehead University
Patricia Louis Stella’ten Psychology Capilano University
Melanie Labatch Saikuz First Nation Nursing College of New Caledonia
Darlene Fraser Shxwowhamel Health Care Aid Seabird Island College
Lisa McNab George Gordon Nursing University of Saskatchewan
Karlene Masuskapoe Ahtahkakoop Nursing Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
Sarah Lazarus Moose Cree First Nation Nursing Cambrian College

The FNC wishes the recipients the best as they take the next steps in their health studies and careers.