December 06, 2007 10:04 ET

Media Advisory: Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards 2007

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2007) - Two Regina students have been selected to receive the Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Award. Each student will receive $1,000 to support their education.

The Awards will be presented at the Regina Main Post Office, 2200 Saskatchewan Drive, at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 6, 2007.

The Award is part of Canada Post's nationwide scholarship plan. Recipients must be First Nations, Metis or Inuit persons who have returned to school after a long absence. They must also have successfully completed one full year of their current academic program prior to being nominated for the Award.

The two recipients are:

- Tara Leigh Littlechief, a member of White Bear First Nation. She is enrolled in the University of Saskatchewan Nursing Education Program and taking classes at the SIAST Regina site.

- Nicole Morrow, who is Metis. She is currently enrolled in the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) at the University of Regina.

"One of the challenges facing Saskatchewan is the issue of educational attainment among Aboriginal people," according to Canada Post's Malcolm French. "Tara Leigh and Nicole are excellent role models for First Nations and Metis young people. Their experience shows that higher education is possible and achievable, despite many challenges."

Contact Information

  • Canada Post
    Malcolm French
    Manager, Media and Community Affairs