Introducing the recipients of the 2022 IFS Scholastic Awards

Indigenous Financial Solutions is proud to announce the 12 winners of the IFS Scholastic Awards.  These awards are funded by Indigenous Financial Solutions (Candice Metallic and Scott Patles-Richardson), Brenda Gedeon and Ed Two-Axe Earley Family and supplemented by, Métis Infinity Investments, Nations Translation Services, Nbisiing Consulting Inc. and AS Williams Consulting.

This fund has grown since its inception in 2020 from four awards to 12.  We are thankful to our sponsors who believe in our youth and decolonization through economic reconciliation.

The selection committee had a difficult task this year with many qualified candidates, and we are very proud to announce our twelve recipients below.  We know these are our future leaders, innovators and community supporters.

The Indigenous Financial Solutions (IFS) Scholastic Awards were created to celebrate and support motivated and exceptional First Nations, Métis and Inuit students as they embark on new directions in post-secondary education.

The IFS Scholastic Awards provide a financial award to assist the recipients in their studies at a college, university, or vocational training or skilled trades training.  The endowment provides a contribution that may be used for books, supplies, IT technology or cost-of-living supplement that supports their post-secondary education.  The endowment may also be used to offset costs for student athletes including athletic wear and equipment.

IFS Scholastic Award Winners

See the individual photos and biographies here.

Nathan Crow Kainai First Nation
Indigenous Governance and Business, University of Lethbridge

Iiokonhahes King, Mohawks of Akwenasne
Social Work, Carleton University

Kyra Sanguez, Jean Marie River First Nation
Early Childhood Development, Norquest College

Alejandra Metallic-Janvier, Dene and Mi’gmaq
Neuroscience and Mental Health, Carleton University

Sahara Lafferty, Tlicho (Dene)
Education, Thompson Rivers University

Nicholas Lafontaine, Métis
Computer Studies, Langara College

Ty Metallic, Dene and Mi’gmaq
Indigenous Enrichment Support Program, Carleton University

Miigwans Assance-Goulais, Anishinaabe
Psychology, University of Toronto

Cali Weasel Fat, Blood Tribe
Environmental Science, Mount Royal University

Rosalina Naqitarvik, Inuk
Education, Nunavut Arctic College

Julianna Laroche Gambler, Cree
Commerce, Athabasca University

Tanya Lavallee, Piapot First Nation
Funeral Studies, Canadian College of Funeral Service