Mary-Anne Neal, School of Education and Technology associate faculty, is the project director of a team that was awarded the prestigious Arctic Inspiration Prize on January 31 in Ottawa. With the $100,000 prize money, Neal will train indigenous youth to take responsibility for annually publishing a collaborative book about Dene heroes that will be distributed to all five communities in the Sahtu region of the Northwest Territories. A further endowment of $60MIL ensures that the Arctic Inspiration Prize will continue for years to come.
The primary goals of the Dene Heroes Publication project are:
- To build literacy skills in indigenous youth
- To increase pride in the Dene people
Scroll down to the Youth Category to find more Information about the Arctic Inspiration Prize.