The National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund (NIB Trust Fund) is accepting applications for education programs aimed at healing and reconciliation.
Funds are available to First Nation and Métis individuals, governments and organizations. Preference will be given to applicants who are former Indian residential school students.
Group applications are available now with a deadline of January 15, 2016. Individual applications will be available Spring 2016.
The applications outline criteria and the scope of education programs that will be supported by the NIB Trust. Some examples of education programming that would be considered by the selection committee include, but are not limited to, initiatives that:
- Strengthen education and employment training;
- Promote First Nations languages and cultures and the Métis language and culture;
- Foster community and personal development, including access to counselling and other programs to heal communities from harms caused by the Indian Residential Schools.
These funds have been made available from a surplus of the compensation allocated for former students of Indian residential schools, consistent with the terms of the 2007 Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.