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Province providing COVID-19 funding for First Nations colleges

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The provincial government announcing one-time funding grant for First Nations colleges to help them facilitate online learning.

Each of the five colleges, including Red Crow College here in southern Alberta, will receive $100,000 for COVID-19 supports.

The money will be used to address technology and Wi-Fi access, support online programming development and delivery, and assist with improved cleaning protocols.

President of Red Crow College, Roy M. Weasel Fat, says “Red Crow Community College is very appreciative of extra funding received from Alberta Advanced Education for COVID-19 preparedness initiatives for our college safety program.”

The other four colleges to receive funding include Maskwacis Cultural College, Old Sun Community College, University nuhelot’i?ne thaiyots’i? nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills, and Yellowhead Tribal College.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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