Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Scholarship Selection Committee is pleased to announce the 3 Scholarship Recipients for the 2014 - 2015 Academic Year.
MBC Scholarships Program is designed to support & encourage Aboriginal &/or Metis Youth to undertake Post-Secondary educational opportunities in all aspects of Media Skills & Electronic Media Communications.
On behalf of the MBC Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer & Scholarship Selection Committee We wish the following Scholarship Recipients every success in their educational endeavours.
Timothy Merasty ~ Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation ~ $1000 Timothy is in his 3rd yr Bachelor of Arts ~ Film & Video ~ U of R
Trevor Dubois ~ Prince Albert ~ $1000 Trevor is in his 1st yr Bachelor of Arts ~ Major in Journalism ~ FNUC
Summer Michel-Stevenson ~ Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation ~ $1000 Summer is in her 1st yr Bachelor of Arts ~ FNUC
Thank You To All Who Applied
For more information on the MBC Scholarships Program Please Contact Deborah A. Charles ~ C.E.O. Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation MBC Network Radio
La Ronge, Saskatchewan, August 6, 2014
Heritage Canada has announced funding to Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation for the production and broadcast of radio programming in English, Cree and Dene for Aboriginal listeners throughout Saskatchewan.
MBC CEO Deborah A. Charles stated: “Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation is grateful for the continued support given to its Aboriginal Languages Programming and takes pride in its major role played in enhancing and preserving the languages of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples”. Ms. Charles also said, “We deeply appreciate the direct support given to aboriginal culture and with the continued support from the Department of Canadian Heritage we will continue to fulfill our mandate to preserve and protect our languages”.
The funding will contribute to Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation’s production and broadcasting of a variety of local radio programs and features done in Cree and Dene languages. Radio programming in traditional languages such as Cree and Dene is an important means of ensuring they are seen and heard as living languages within Aboriginal communities of Saskatchewan.
The Government of Canada has provided $317,880.00 in funding through theAboriginal Peoples’ Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, which supports the full participation of Aboriginal peoples in Canadian society, and the promotion, revitalization, and preservation of Aboriginal languages and cultures. It also helps enable Aboriginal peoples to address the social, cultural, economic and political issues affecting their lives.