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MDP student earns CN Scholarship

by NationTalk on March 13, 2015734 Views

Mar 13, 2015

Anna Huard is from Couchiching First Nation and is in her first year of UWinnipeg’s Master’s in Development Practice Program. Huard has earned the prestigous CN scholarship valued at $17,500. Huard seeks to create change by demonstrating the systematic gains of sponsorship for education among Aboriginal students.

“I was born and raised in Winnipeg,” said Huard. “As a First Nations woman growing up on the prairies, I saw firsthand the struggles and issues surrounding our culture. However, beneath the poverty and crime, there is such beauty. Over the course of the MDP program, I wish to raise the awareness of First Nations cultural practices amongst the modern world. While Canada has helped encourage the standing of the First Nations community, there is still so much we can do and now’s the time.”

Huard completed a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies and Psychology at the University of Winnipeg in 2009.

The CN Scholarship was established by the Canadian National Railway Company to recognize outstanding full-time students enrolled in the Master’s in Development Practice Program who are interested in furthering their academic and practical knowledge in Indigenous Development.

The Master’s in Development Practice program (MDP) is an innovative professional degree offered by a network of over twenty-five leading universities on six continents. At the University of Winnipeg, the MDP uniquely focuses on Indigenous development – the only program in the world to focus on how Indigenous knowledge and experience can help shape a sustainable path for development, rooted in culture and identity.


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