For Immediate Release

January 12, 2018


Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, Treaty 6 – Councillor Leighanne Gardipy and Councillor Kevin Seesequasis released the following statement today on BHP’s announcement of scholarship recipients from the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation:

“As the Senior Advisory Team Members for the BHP Opportunities Agreement with the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, it gives us immense pride to congratulate and announce that the following youth from the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation have received scholarships from BHP Billiton:

– Kelsey Desjarlais
– Brittani Gamble
– Kellsie Gamble
– Chenessa Gardipy

In total, $5,000 is allocated for students to attend post-secondary education. Previous BOCN recipients include: Nathaniel Sutherland, Chenessa Gardipy, and Jared Daschner.

We wish our students the best success in their chosen field of study and have every confidence that they will continue to make their families and our community proud!”

Since its inception in 2013, BHP has provided more than $320,000 to more than 100 students in the province of Saskatchewan. You can view the original statement from BHP here.

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
306-467-4523 ext 237

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