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Award Winners

Megan Laroche

Student Achievement Award
2020
School
Cambrian College
Program
Environmental Program
Community
Moose Cree First Nation
Megan Laroche is a member of Moose Cree First Nation where she attends the Gathering of Our People, every summer. When she graduates from the Environmental program at Cambrian College in June 2021, Megan plans to work with her First Nation in the Environment department and wants to help in meetings and discussions with resource development companies.

Chantel Desrochers

Student Achievement Award
2020
School
Laurentian University
Program
Climate Monitoring/Indigenous Relations
Community
Beausoleil First Nation
Chantel is a registered member of Beausoleil First Nation and has used her education and work experience to obtain employment in her community as their Community Climate Monitoring Liaison in the Lands and Resources Department. Her goal is to work in her home community’s Lands and Resources Department.

Skylar Manitowabi

Robert Olivier Award
2019
School
McMaster University
Program
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology
Community
Wikwemikong

Skylar Manitowabi is currently enrolled in the Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology program at McMaster University.

Nyland Hall

Student Achievement Award
2019
School
Algonquin College
Program
Building Construction Technician
Community
Fort Albany First Nation

Nyland Hall grew up in Moosonee and is a member of Fort Albany First Nation. Nyland has fond memories of playing with other First Nation youth in sports tournaments and made lasting friendships.

Emily Oulette

Student Achievement Award
2019
School
St. Clair College
Program
Architectural Technology
Community
Moravian of the Thames

Emily Ouellette was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario – about an hour from Moravian Town. Her family is small but has always been able to share and connect through their shared heritage.

Christian Gregg

Student Achievement Award
2018
School
Confederation College
Program
Civil Engineering Technologist
Community
Sioux Lookout

Christian Gregg grew up in Sioux Lookout/Thunder Bay and hopes to use his education to work at an organization to assist in improving technical needs such as housing, in First Nations communities. 

Justin McGregor

Student Achievement Award
2018
School
Cambrian College
Program
Civil Engineering Technology
Community
Whitefish River

Justin McGregor grew up in Whitefish River First Nation. In the future he hopes to contribute to his First Nation community and to all Anishinabek peoples across Ontario and Canada.