Jun 5, 2020
Posted in: Education
Geordy McCaffrey, GDI Executive Director, received a cheque from Dr. Earl Cook, Treasurer of the Métis Nation—Saskatchewan, for the Métis Nation University Sponsorship on May 27, 2020.
The Métis Nation University Sponsorship flows from the Canada-Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Sub-Accord which was signed by the Métis National Council (MNC) and the Federal Minister of Indigenous Services in June 2019. It aims at providing direct supports for Métis university level students.
The Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) is a governing member of the MNC and will receive over $80 million over 10 years. As the post-secondary education arm of the MN–S, GDI is tasked with administration of the Métis Nation University funding.
Applications for Métis Nation University Sponsorship for 2020/21 are now open. Please apply online at www.gdins.org/university. Application deadline is extended to July 1, 2020.
GDI was instrumental in providing research and guidance to the Métis post-secondary file. We thank the Government of Canada, MNC, and the MN–S for this investment in education. If you have any questions, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.