AWARDS

Sovereign Bodies Institute is committed to uplifting Indigenous scholars at all stages of their journey as data gatherers and knowledge keepers, particularly women and two spirit leaders. We provide support to women and two spirit undergraduate and graduate students who show promise in their careers as leaders to end gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people, by offering 6 awards each Fall and Spring Semester.

Awards we offer include:

2 Emerging Leader Awards

3 Outstanding Scholar Awards

1 Judge Claudette White Memorial Student Award

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Enrolled at an accredited college or university in Canada or the US

  • Identify as an Indigiqueer person or an Indigenous survivor of violence of any gender

  • For Emerging Leader and Outstanding Scholar Student Awards:

    • Pursuing a future working to end gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people

  • For Judge Claudette White Memorial Student Award

    • Pursuing a law degree or a college degree with the goal of a career in Indian child welfare.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Proof of academic enrollment

  • Professional/academic letter of recommendation

  • Letter of recommendation from an elder or leader from your community

  • Short answer (500 words) telling us which people or nation you belong to, and your relationship to them

  • For Emerging Leader and Outstanding Scholar Student Awards:

    • Essay (1000 words) telling us about how you plan to use your studies to address the issue of MMIWG

  • For Judge Claudette White Memorial Student Award

    • Essay (1000 words) telling us about how you plan to use your studies to address Indian child welfare

Email your materials to 
mmiwdatabase@sovereign-bodies.org