Meet the 2009 Recipients!
Treaty 6 - Marilyn Sparklingeyes
Marilyn Sparklingeyes is pursuing a Masters of Social Work through the University of Alberta at Blue Quills First Nation College. Marilyn is from the Saddle Lake First Nation. She is committed to maintaining Aboriginal culture for her and her children while using her training and certifications to make a difference in her community with youth and those suffering from addictions.
Treaty 7 - Lowell Yellow Horn
Lowell Yellow Horn is in the first year of his Masters of Science at Trent University. Lowell is from the Piikani First Nation and is focusing his studies on Environment and Life Sciences. He hopes that through his education and cultural knowledge he can preserve the natural regions of traditional territory for this and future generations. Lowell hopes to be able to develop environmental policies within his tribe’s management scope to help fulfill his role as a keeper of the land.
Treaty 8 - Jamal Pariseau-Zrein
Jamal Pariseau-Zrein is a Mount Royal University student from the Drift Pile Nation. Jamal is pursuing a degree in Communication and is currently in his second year of the program. Jamal’s aspirations upon graduation include assisting companies build positive relationships with stakeholders, specifically Aboriginal people, in hopes of reducing communication gaps and facilitating two-way conversations.