Michelle Rivers, Indigenous Studies student at Mohawk College and Delaney McLeod, Chiropractic student

Educational Bursary for Indigenous Students

June 22, 2023

At Côté Gold, we remain open, engaged, and committed to maximizing the benefits of mining to create a brighter future for our host communities by contributing both to economic and social prosperity. With that goal in mind, we continue to support the partnership with Indspire — an Indigenous-led registered charity supporting Indigenous post-secondary students. Michelle Rivers, a full-time student and member of Mattagami First Nation, is furthering her education after losing her job during the pandemic and Delaney McLeod, a Flying Post First Nation student, is in her last year of graduate school to become a chiropractic doctor. They each received $5,000 to help them continue their studies. Congratulations!

“I was working full-time in office administration, but I lost my job due to the pandemic in 2020. I knew I needed to upgrade my skills and empower myself with an education. As an Anishinaabe person living in an urban setting, Indigenous studies seemed like the right fit. Going to college has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. The college experience has brought me closer to my culture, and I am gaining a deep understanding of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis People perspectives from a holistic approach.” – Michelle Rivers, Indigenous Studies student at Mohawk College 

“I am in my last year of graduate school, soon approaching practice as a Doctor of Chiropractic, and I have never been more motivated to become the best version of myself, thanks to your financial support. This bursary has relieved the financial burden of being a student, which allows me to fully focus on what has been most important to me the past three years: learning. Thank you for helping me live my life during these transformative years as a student.” – Delaney McLeod, Chiropractic student

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