Northern Indigenous Counselling (NIC) Bursary

Roy and Jean Erasmus will be facilitating a one-of-a-kind Indigenous Counselling diploma program for students in September. Photo: Charlotte Morritt-Jacobs/APTN
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Hotıì ts'eeda was pleased to support ten Indigenous counselling students as part of its Covid-19 bursary program. Students enrolled in the Northern Indigenous Counselling (NIC) program were offered $2500 per semester to support their studies, with an additional $1000 per semester for students with dependents. 

NIC is led by Roy and Jean Erasmus and a partnership between Dene Wellness Warriors and Rhodes Wellness College. The program is delivered in Yellowknife with the goal of helping Indigenous northerners become professional counsellors.

The following students were funded:

  • Billy Archie
  • Nathaniel Sibbeston
  • Sean Marshall
  • Tephaine Wedawin
  • Jennifer Gon
  • Lorrina Pierrot
  • Louisa Alunik
  • Johnny Ongahak
  • Melissa Lennie
  • Lina Peterson

For more information about the NIC program, visit the program website