Award winners at 2015 Mi’kmaq Treaty Day ceremonies

Ashley R. Julian, from Indian Brook First Nation, receives the 2015 Donald Marshall Senior Memorial Scholarship/Photo by Stephen Brake
Margaret (Ma'git) Poulette (second from left, and Grand Chief Ben Syliboy receive the 2015 Grand Chief Donald Marshall Senior Elder Achievement Award
Margaret (Ma’git) Poulette (second from left, and Grand Chief Ben Syliboy receive the 2015 Grand Chief Donald Marshall Senior Elder Achievement Award

Grand Chief Donald Marshall Senior Elder Achievement Award: This award was established in 1993 by then Premier John Savage. The award is given to elders in recognition of their contribution to their community.

  • Grand Chief Ben Syliboy, We’koqma’q First Nation
  • Margaret (Ma’git) Poulette,We’koqma’q First Nation

 

2015 Chief Noel Doucette Memorial, Youth Achievement Award recipients: Mary Gould (second from left, Levi Marshall and Haley Bernard/Photo by Stephen Brake
2015 Chief Noel Doucette Memorial, Youth Achievement Award recipients: Mary Gould (second from left, Levi Marshall and Haley Bernard/Photo by Stephen Brake

Chief Noel Doucette Memorial Youth Achievement Award: This award was created in 1996 by the Province of Nova Scotia in memory of the late Chief Noel Doucette. It is given to Mi’kmaw youth who possess leadership qualities and reach high levels of academic achievement.

  • Mary Chantel Gould, We’koqma’q First Nation
  • Levi James Marshall, Membertou First Nation
  • Haley Marie Bernard, Pictou Landing First Nation

 

Recipients of the 2015 Sister Dorothy Moore, Educational Scholarship: from left, Rebecca Scirocco, Carol Anne Johnson, Nathalie Gloade and Charlene Paul-Francis/Photo by Stephen Brake
Recipients of the 2015 Sister Dorothy Moore, Educational Scholarship: from left, Rebecca Scirocco, Carol Anne Johnson, Nathalie Gloade and Charlene Paul-Francis/Photo by Stephen Brake

Sister Dorothy More Educational Scholarship: This scholarship was established 2012 in honour and recognition of Sister Dorothy Moore’s invaluable contribution in the advancement of the Mi’kmaq education system. This scholarship celebrates and supports Mi’kmaq students studying full time in a recognized teacher certification/education program. The award is presented annually and is available to high school and mature students.

  • Rebecca Scirocco, Membertou First Nation
  • Carol Ann Johnson, Eskasoni First Nation
  • Natalie Gloade, Millbrook First Nation
  • Charlene Paul-Francis, Eskasoni First Nation

 

Recipients of the 2015 Grand Chief Donald Marshall, Senior Memorial Scholarship: Dennis Gould (left) and Ashley Julian/Photo by Stephen Brake
Recipients of the 2015 Grand Chief Donald Marshall, Senior Memorial Scholarship: Dennis Gould (left) and Ashley Julian/Photo by Stephen Brake

Donald Marshall Senior Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship award supports Mi’kmaw post-secondary students at the diploma, certificate, bachelor and graduate levels. The annual scholarships are awarded for undergraduate studies and graduate studies.

  • Dennis Gould (Undergraduate program),We’koqma’q First Nation
  • Ashley R. Julian (Graduate program), Indian Brook First Nation
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Maureen Googoo is an award-winning journalist from Indian Brook First Nation (Sipekne'katik) in Nova Scotia. She has worked in news for 30 years for media outlets such as CBC Radio, the Chronicle-Herald and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Maureen has an arts degree in political science from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, a post-graduate degree in journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto and a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.