Amount: $2, 500.00

Award Description: Established by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies in appreciation of the presentation given by The Honourable Murray Sinclair and Katherine Morrisseau-Sinclair at Carleton University on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of their commitment to higher education.

The award will be given as an entrance scholarship to a student entering the inaugural year of the Combined Honors in Indigenous Studies program in the fall of 2017.  The award recipient will be selected on the basis of a written statement submitted by the student and the student’s incoming average. It will be adjudicated by a committee from the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.

Senator Murray Sinclair speaks to a Carleton crowd.


  • Recipient must be registered in the Combined Honors in Indigenous Studies program.
  • Recipient must have an admissions average of 80% or greater.
  • A one-page statement must be submitted outlining why the student has chosen to enroll in the Indigenous Studies program, their plans for future community involvement, and how their Carleton education will aid them in achieving these goals.

Applications should be submitted to the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies by email at

FASS Dean, Faculty from FASS, Sen. Sinclair and his wife Catherine

FASS Dean Wallace Clement, Professor Kahente Horn-Miller, Katherine Morrisseau-Sinclair, Senator Murray Sinclair, Professor Peter Hodgins.

Read Professor Kahente Horn-Miller’s (Indigenous and Canadian Studies) reflections on Senator Murray Sinclair’s visit to Carleton in FASSinate 2017 (p.86).  

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