ATG Scholarships:

recognizing and commending Members who are affiliated with one of the five Dene Member First Nations in their educational endeavours & achievements for the betterment of their future

Akaitcho Treaty 8 Scholarship/ Bursary

Eligibility

NWT Treaty 8 members from the Akaitcho Territory Government First Nations enrolled in a post-secondary university degree or a college certificate education program on a full-time basis are eligible to apply for the ten (10) scholarships in the amount of $1,000.

Criteria

Applications will be assessed by a Scholarship Selection Committee and based upon:

  • Academic Merit – Scholarship Achievement
  • Financial Need – Budget Attached
  • Reference Letters
  • Essay
  • Type of educational level: Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate
  • Location of College
  • Outlining Educational Funding Department
  • List other Financial Scholarships received in the current year

Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT the following:

  • A covering letter stating current address and phone number
  • A statement of intent (reason for attending school)
  • A letter from the Registrar’s Office indicating current year enrollment status and program
  • One or two letters of reference from Instructors or Professors (1st year students can submit a character reference letter)
  • A brief essay/ report on the topic of Treaty 8 and/ or a member First Nation and how it relates to your goals and objectives (Maximum of 500 words/2 pages)
  • Copy of Status Card (front and back) – If you do not have a valid card, a letter from your First Nation can be submitted

DEADLINE: Friday September 21, 2018

Marilyn Sanderson Memorial Scholarship (MSMS)

Who was Marilyn Sanderson?

In October of 1992, Marilyn Sanderson was hired as the Administrative for the NWT Treaty 8 Tribal Council, which was renamed Akaitcho Territory Tribal Council in honor of Akaitcho who traveled throughout our Territory in the early 1800’s. The Tribal Council was then renamed Akaitcho Territory Government (ATG) in 1997. We adhered to the mandate of the five Dene First Nations consisting of Fort Resolution (Deninu K’ue), Fort Fitzgerald (Tthebatthi), Lutsel K’e (formerly Snowdrift) and Yellowknives Dene (Dettah and Ndilo) to pursue self-government.

Marilyn was a very special, dedicated and committed employee who obtained a well deserved promotion as the Executive Director after four years. She worked for ATG and Member First Nations for fifteen years. Her personal commitment to the excellence and professionalism resulted in the growth and progression of ATG in all aspects of its mandate because of her faithfulness to us all.

Our ancestors make reference to, “As long as the sun shines, the grass grows, and the rivers flow…” that this will be followed because this is what the creator and elders want. Marilyn did as they advised; she always used wise and knowledgeable judgment. During Marilyn’s life with us, she dedicated her time to promoting, preserving and enhancing Treaty #8. She was a devoted volunteer, a loving wife and mother who maintained balance with both family and work, and who always worked for the things that she believed in.

Marilyn departed us on December 11, 2005 peacefully in her sleep and is resting with our ancestors. In recognition of her attributes. The Marilyn Sanderson Memorial Scholarship (MSMS) was established to carry on with the same enthusiasm and spirit.

ATG honours, acknowledges and promotes the contributions of the late Marilyn Sanderson by providing one scholarship of $1,000 in her memory that was sponsored by a motion in July of 2006.

Life’s Instructions

“Don’t miss a day in your life; find ways to make each day better – to you, to another, to the world. Develop, listen to, nurture and trust your instincts. You will compete in life, but life is not a competition – it is a gift to be shared. Don’t be afraid to fall down and please don’t be afraid to get back up. And don’t be afraid of being afraid, because everyone is sometimes. Be as proud of who you are as what you do. Treasure the many special people in your life and know that you are one of them.”

Marilyn gave this card to a student who returned to pursue their
educational goals on August 26, 1997.

Life’s Instructions

“Don’t miss a day in your life; find ways to make each day better – to you, to another, to the world. Develop, listen to, nurture and trust your instincts. You will compete in life, but life is not a competition – it is a gift to be shared. Don’t be afraid to fall down and please don’t be afraid to get back up. And don’t be afraid of being afraid, because everyone is sometimes. Be as proud of who you are as what you do. Treasure the many special people in your life and know that you are one of them.”

Marilyn gave this card to a student who returned to pursue their educational goals on August 26, 1997.

Eligibility

  • You must be a Treaty 8 member registered to one of the five (5) Dene First Nations of Deninu Kue, Lutsel K’e, Smith’s Landing, Yellowknives Dene (Dettah or Ndilo).
  • Enrolled in a post secondary or a recognized college or institution and/or employed and require training within the Member First Nation in the field of business management or accounting
  • Must return to your First Nation community for employment

Criteria

  • Qualification by student academic performance
  • Attendance
  • Reference letters to prove motivation and enthusiasm

Interested applicants MUST SUBMIT the following:

  • Prepared title page
  • Two-page summary of their academic interests and achievements, extra-curricular interests and career goals. (maximum 2 pages)
  • Two or more reference letters
  • A transcript of courses or a letter from the Registrar’s Office indicating current year enrollment status and program
  • Copy of Status Card (front and back) – If you do not have a valid card, a letter from your First Nation can be submitted.
  • Current phone number, mailing address and e-mail address so that you may be easily contacted, a letter from your First Nation can be submitted.

DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 25, 2018