Danette Starblanket
Danette Starblanket

U of S student receives $20,000 scholarship

University of Saskatchewan PhD student Danette Starblanket has been awarded a prestigious scholarship for her work in studying the Idle No More movement.

Starblanket, in the Saskatoon campus of the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), has received this year's $20,000 Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship, awarded annually to a First Nations/Métis student by the Government of Saskatchewan for academic excellence in graduate or post-graduate studies in the province.

"The Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aboriginal Scholarship demonstrates the sincere commitment of the Government of Saskatchewan to ensure First Nations graduate students are supported and encouraged to strive for excellence in their university studies," said Starblanket.

Starblanket's research will examine how the Idle No More movement has impacted government policy and practice in Canada and relationships with Aboriginal people, including First Nations officials.

Meanwhile, Olena Kapral, a PhD candidate based out of the JSGS Regina campus, earned the $20,000 Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship to develop a comparative case study of the health policy processes in Saskatchewan and Ontario.

For more information, visit  the JSGS website.
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