Indigenous nurse education fund launched in Sharon Morrison’s memory – Cabin Radio

April 24, 2023

The Yellowknife Community Foundation is creating an Indigenous nursing education fund in memory of longtime resident Sharon Morrison.

In a news release last week, the foundation said the fund would help Indigenous NWT residents to pursue post-secondary education in nursing and personal support work.

This year, three bursaries valued at $2,500 each will be available. Applications must be submitted by May 15. Grants of up to $2,000 for “organizations to support Indigenous language and cultural revitalization and/or reclamation” are also available.

Sharon’s son, Lance, said in a Friday press release that Sharon had seen a “chance to break the cycle of poverty we had always known” when, after moving to Yellowknife in 1981, she enrolled in Aurora College’s home care and long-term care program.

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