University of Lethbridge Unveils New Scholarship Program for Blackfoot Students

Dr. Robert and Mrs. Priscilla Janes

The University of Lethbridge has announced a new scholarship program to support educational opportunities for Blackfoot students.

A new scholarship program at the University of Lethbridge is honouring four key players in preserving Blackfoot culture in Alberta. The awards, for graduate and undergraduate students of the Blackfoot Confederacy, are named in memory of Narcisse Blood, Gerald Conaty, Allan Pard and Frank Weasel Head. Dr. Bob Janes worked closely with all four men over the course of 25 years and says he wanted to do something to carry on their legacies as they've all since passed away. Janes says establishing the scholarships with the U of L was a natural fit because it truly is in the heart of Blackfoot country and has a strong presence of Blackfoot students. The awards were announced Tuesday as Lethbridge institutions celebrate the start of Reconciliation Week. -Tina Giesbrecht
 
This years recipients are: 
 

Constance Day Chief – Recipient of Dr. Gerald Conaty Memorial Award
Miracle Grier – Recipient of Narcisse Blood Award
Alison Frank – Recipient of Frank Weasel Head Award
Malcolm Many Chiefs – Recipient of Allan Pard Award

 
Dr. Bob Janes: 
 

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