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Please support me in obtaining an Environmental Science grad degree amplifying the voice I already have as cofounder of Idle No More. Indigenous women grassroots leaders can create solutions for climate change by removing barriers in environmental issues

Good day, my name is Nina Wilson and I'm a mother and grandmother, as well as an undergraduate.  i am also of the Nakota\Dakota\Cree Nations and cofounder of the Idle No More movement from Kahkewistahaw First Nation within Treaty 4 territory in southeastern Saskatchewan Canada.  I am an indigenous woman who loves Mother Earth, loves to write and learn and who has influence. I want to use this influence to create more awareness about environmental destruction but more importantly, to use my voice and skills to empower others to love Mother Earth as well.

Obtaining a graduate degree in environmental studies and or hydrology, can and will open doors for women in environmental leadership, and bring our communities back from unsustainable practises.  There are currently no indigenous women in such positions in a formal sense, however, there are many many women in these positions at the grassroots level, of which I will bring authenticity to the science tables I will sit at. 

I'm asking for support to attend full time studies and living expenses.  This support would definitely offset costs that come from day to day living without decreasing my academic focus by workng more than part time while attending study. This support would be more than that. This extra support would remove barriers indigenous women already face even before she attempts to attend higher learning institutions.  I do not have access to funding from any other sources otherwise I would definitely utilize that.  I can offer receipts and or, consistent accountability measures such as check ins, institution acceptance information once I have that information solidified, and or proof of rent or other costs such as books and associated fees. 

I have an excellent grade point average and feel confident that I can use my passion to continue being a voice and participant in consistently working towards reducing damages directly associated with climate change.  I will also be accountable by providing grades to my supports when I am asked to do so, if need be.  I believe a formal degree in combination with my on the ground efforts, can and will, make a difference.

Recieving support to obtain a graduate degree in environmental science  ensures the indigenous womans voice has a fair chance at sitting at the mostly male dominated table and add to the already great change makers contributions at a formal level, globally as well as locally.  In climate change reversal, this planet is all our responsibility.  

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