Congratulations Michelle Rivers
Recipient of first Student Change Maker Award from Faculty Local 240
Congratulations to Mohawk College student Michelle Rivers on being the first recipient of the The Student Change Maker Award. The award was presented at the first Faculty Local 240 Awards of Excellence gala on October 17.
The Student Change Maker Award acknowledges a Mohawk College student who is working to create positive change in their community. Michelle is Anishinaabe and currently in second year of the G.A.S. Pathways to Indigenous Studies University Transfer Program. She plans to go on to McMaster after graduation in 2023. Her hope is to help advocate and facilitate Indigenous Cultural Reconciliation and support clean water for First Nations. To that end, she shares information on the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ 94 Calls to Action with others. Michelle is actively reconnecting with her culture and has sought out traditional teachings, language classes and ceremonies and has volunteered in support of Indigenous organizations like De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre, where she helped out for 4 months of workshops on Indigenous Laws of Nature. She also been active on campus, helping with the birch bark canoe build and volunteered with the MSA for a Fennell Campus Open House.