Former Gitanmaax Chief Councillor Julie Morrison was not re-elected in last week’s election and along with her, an education scholarship might also go.
Morrison donated a portion of her salary to a scholarship fund.
Sheridan Martin received $500 this year to put towards her schooling and she could be the last one to receive this scholarship if the new chief councillor doesn’t continue the tradition.
Martin recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social work and will be going to Ontario to pursue her master’s degree.
“I’ve never heard of a chief doing that before and I was so honoured to get it. I think more chiefs and councillors should be working towards the education of First Nations’ students.”
She is putting out a call to the new council to follow suit.