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Meet the 2019 Kleanza Award Winners!

Teresa John: Kleanza's Scholarship Award for Students of Archaeology winner

Teresa John is of Stó:lō descent from the community of Chawathil First Nations in Hope, BC. Currently a student a University of Victoria, Teresa is also building career experience with the Stó: lō Research and Resource Management Centre. She has also worked in xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sts'ailes, and other traditional territories in the Lower Mainland.


The Kleanza Scholarship Award for Students of Archaeology will be used by Teresa to attend the University of Bictoria's Field School in the summer of 2020. Completing this field school is an important step in completing Teresa's University education, and brining her another step closer to becoming a professional Indigenous archaeologist. As Teresa notes, "Becoming a First Nations archaeologist and joining the industry  benefits not only the profession, but also empowers a community to directly assert control over heritage stewardship and archaeological management practices, ensuring those practices do not work against First Nations interest. It is critical that First Nations members become directly involved in decision making processes as professional archaeologists. This scholarship will help me to make a difference not only in my own career, but also in the well being of my community and our cultural heritage."


We are awed by your dedication, Teresa, and honoured to be able to help you in this small way. All the best!

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Haisla Cultural Department: Kleanza's Indigenous Language Revitalization Grant

The Haisla Nation is collaborating with Royal Roads University to facilitate programs in cultural practices and language development, within the local elementary school and communities of Kitimat and Kitamaat Village. By focusing these funds within the community, we know these award will provide a tangible, positive impact to the community, as well as build capacity for future programs and fluency. 


We are proud to play even a small part in communities' self-determined language revitalization goals.

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Apply for Kleanza award: students and Indigenous communities

Kleanza’s Indigenous Language Revitalization Grant

  

Nothing makes us happier at Kleanza than giving back to the communities that we work in. Applicants are now invited to apply for Kleanza’s Indigenous Language Revitalization Grant. This scholarship is intended to celebrate the efforts and successes of indigenous people in various capacities of language revitalization, and will be awarded to an individual or group who has in some way contributed to the revitalization of indigenous languages. The award is valued at $1500. 


Some examples of language revitalization programs may include:

· Continuing documentation of indigenous languages

· Improving linguistic integrity through the analysis of grammar and phonology

· Teaching indigenous languages within indigenous communities

Use of the funds can be used at the discretion of the organization. Some examples include:

· Hardware (computers, voice recorders, writing materials, books, etc.)

· Software (development, or purchase of, software to aid in language revitalization)


Eligibility Requirements: 

· Applicants must already have established, or be in the process of establishing, a language program, with clear goals, mandates, outcomes, and outreach within associated communities in British Columbia


Application Process:

· Applicants must submit their application no later than June 1, 2019. The scholarship will be awarded by August 15, 2019.

· Applicants’ application package must include:

o Up to four page letter describing the research goals, history, mandate, and successes of the individuals involved, as well as the organization itself.

o A budget outlining how the funds would be used.

o A CV of the lead researcher/organizer.

· The award recipient will be decided upon by Kleanza’s Awards Committee


Deadline for the 2019 award application: June 1, 2019

Email application package to: jenny@kleanza.com

Previous recipient, Chuutsqa Layla Rorick (in blue, right) accepting award with family.
Previous recipient, Chuutsqa Layla Rorick (in blue, right) accepting award with family.

Kleanza’s Scholarship Award for Students of Archaeology

  

The 2019 Kleanza Consulting Ltd. Scholarship Award for Students of Archaeology is intended to financially assist students studying archaeology, and will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has shown promise in the field of archaeology. The award is valued at $500.


Awards will be granted annually in the summer term to a student who is actively engaged in full-time, postsecondary studies in archaeology in the province of British Columbia. The purpose of this award is to provide educational support to a student who best demonstrates good academic standing, along with an appreciation of the current ethics, practice, and concerns associated with current archaeology in BC.


Eligibility Requirements:

· Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student (three or more course in an academic term). The award is limited to students who are enrolled in an archaeology program, or an anthropology program with an archaeology focus, or a First Nations studies program with an archaeology focus.

· The student must demonstrate full time enrollment in four terms within the previous two years.

· The student must demonstrate sensitivity to the complexities of archaeology in BC. The committee will consider such criteria as the student’s extra curricular activities, volunteer work, personal research, academic standing (GPA), and references.

· Previous award recipients are not eligible to apply again.


Application Process:

· Applicants must submit their application no later than June 1, 2019. The scholarship will be awarded by June 30, 2019.

· Applicants’ application package must include:

o A one to two page cover letter outlining their eligibility according to the terms noted above, and completed with their name, address, and contact information.

o Two references (at least one must be academic).

o A copy of their most recent transcript.

· The award recipient will be decided upon by Kleanza’s Awards Committee.


Deadline for the 2019 award application: June 1, 2019

Email application package to: jenny@kleanza.com

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Kleanza's Bursary for Aboriginal Students attending North Island College

The Kleanza Aboriginal Student Bursary is available to Aboriginal students attending or planning to attend North Island College who demonstrate high financial need. This college-wide bursary is intended to support full-time students continuing or entering in any program at any campus. Preference will be given to students who are interested in programs or courses with an Indigenous focus. The award is valued at $500.


This bursary is awarded through the North Island College Foundation and subject to their eligibility requirements and application process.  See https://foundation.nic.bc.ca/students for details. The selected student will be notified by the NIC Foundation in the summer.


If you have questions about the Kleanza Aboriginal Student Bursary, please contact the NIC Foundation (foundation@nic.bc.ca or 250-334-5074).


Deadline to apply: April 24, 2019

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