First Nations Health Authority Bursary Recipient
I grew up in Gitsegukla, a small village along the Skeena River. I decided to do a life reboot about 20 months ago. Deciding to move onto a healthier path, I quit drinking and decided to go to school. I found my inspiration for a new career while working as a youth support worker for the Prince Rupert Friendship House. Deciding I wanted the skills necessary to do more for Aboriginal youth, I chose North Island College’s Courtenay campus on Vancouver Island as my jumping off point for my ultimate goal of getting a master’s degree in social work.
“Every little bit helps when you’re a student in school, especially going back to school in an urban environment where the cost of living is much higher than smaller locales. This bursary will go a long way in helping me achieve my long term educational goals and I’m very grateful for it.”