2003-2004 Nova Scotia Aboriginal Athlete Role Model Program
The NSMSRC is now actively in the process of establishing a Provincial
Aboriginal Athlete Role Model Program, in partnership with a funding grant from
Justice Canada, in the effort to promote and educate youth across the Province's
Mi'kmaw communities through presentations in the Aboriginal school
We have been working to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mi'kmaw
Kina'matnewey (MK), the organization responsible for Aboriginal education across
the Province of Nova Scotia in an effort to develop a partnership that will
increase opportunity for school aged children and youth in sport, recreation and
active living programs.
We have also been developing plans and finalizing the presentation package for
the Aboriginal Role Model Program with the selected Aboriginal Role Models and
hope to have this program up and running by August 2003.
We have incorporated some of the ideas that are included in the National
Aboriginal Role Model Program in conjunction with Sport Canada's Esteem Team but
have also added a few things that will make our program more traditionally
oriented to our region.
We will have more information about our program available to you on this website
within the next few weeks. Thank you for your time and interest and hope
to be bringing some exciting news on this project very soon!