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Seven Generations Award
The Seven Generations award was created as a means to seamless education pathways for our next seven generations. Through the Seven Generations Award application process in the fall of 2015, we offered two dependents/descants of RRC Indigenous Alumni an award of $500.00 each which was provided to them in 2016.
Congratulations to Raven Boulanger and Tanya Vincent who are the honored recipients of the Seven Generations Award.
Raven Boulanger is a student in the Community Development/Community Economic Development program. She is the daughter of Indigenous Alumni, Marcel Boulanger who graduated from the Aboriginal Language Specialist Program in 2003 & Indigenous Alumni Jacqueline Anderson who graduated from the Criminology and Child and Youth Care Program in 1996.
Raven is an Anishinabe from Berens River First Nation. She graduated from the Winnipeg Colligate in 2011. She attended the U of W where she played on the women’s Basketball team. Raven’s love for basketball led her to play for Team Manitoba in the North American Indigenous Games where she later volunteered to coach the girls youth basketball team for the games. Raven is highly involved in the community as a volunteer; her first job was a Team Leader at the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre summer sports camp from which she developed the passion for working with youth. She is now the coach for the Anishinabe Pride girls youth basketball team and also plays on the Red River College Rebels Basketball team. Raven was one of the Indigenous Support Centre’s 2015-2016 R-Crew members where she volunteered her time taking part in Indigenous student focused events and planed activities for fellow students at RRC.
Tanya is a Métis-Fanco Manitoban; she is a mother of 3 children and is supported by her husband to continue her academic journey by recently returning to school. In her spare time, Tanya sews bead work and assembles beautiful mukluks, moccasins and gauntlets. She volunteers at her community church, Paroisse Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens as an instructor for the catechism class.