2019 Mi’kmaq Bursaries

We are investing in a bright future. 

Fostering education, diversity and inclusion to support strong, healthy communities of tomorrow.

Our Mi’kmaq Bursary Program offers four $1000 awards to Mi’kmaw students entering any year of a full-time post-secondary accredited education program.

The 2019 Scholarship & Bursary Program

  • Emerging Leaders Scholarships
  • Women In Trades, Engineering, Technology & Innovation Scholarships
  • African Nova Scotian Scholarships
  • Nova Scotia Power Family Scholarships
  • Mi’kmaq Bursaries

For more details download:

Deadline for scholarship applications: April 18, 2019
Deadline for bursary applications: May 31, 2019

Visit to apply.

Mi’kmaq education authority wins kudos

Bennett signs $600M deal to continue work

Toronto Star

HALIFAX— Twenty years ago, only 30 per cent of Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaq students were graduating from high school.

Today, that number stands at 90 per cent — the highest on reserve graduation rate in the country.

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Junior University health Science Summer Camp 2018

We’re looking for Indigenous youth interested in having fun & learning about health careers (Grades 8,9,10,11).

The Dalhousie Faculty of Medicines Indigenous Health Program in partnership with The Johnson Scholarship foundation will be hosting THREE health sciences summer camps in Nova Scotia for Indigenous students this summer. As a participant in the program,
students will be exposed to a variety of health care professions and training programs through interactive, hands on programming.

Summer Student Work Funding Opportunity

Acadia First Nation will once again be offering funding for our Summer Student program. The summer student program can offer funding to employers to entice them to hire our youth. Summer work experience is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience that can assist with career decisions and transferable skills.

If you meet the following criteria and wish to apply please do so by the deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2018. No applications received after that time will be considered for funding.

To be Eligible you MUST meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Be a youth between 16 and 30 years of age
  • Be attending school on a full time basis
  • Be returning to studies full time in the fall
  • Be a registered Acadia First Nation band member

To Apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:

  • Fax: 902-685-2237 or
  • Email:

Please Note: Applying for the program does not guarantee you a summer work placement, however, acceptance into the program does offer funding that is attached to you that can be used to present to employers to assist them with hiring costs.

The program has a limited budget and in the event that we have more students apply than we have funding for, there may be an interview process.

AFN Tax Return Season Notice

Anyone wishing to file their income tax return please bring the attached paperwork to the nearest Acadia First Nation Office. This service will be provided to Acadia First nation Band members free of charge.

Downoad forms and details (1.06 MB) .

AFN Kespuwick, Advisory Committee Area 33 - Member required

Acadia First Nation is seeking a volunteer to sit on the Kespuwick Advisory Committee. As a member of this board you will act as an advisory and assist Acadia First Nation in the management of Kespuwick Resources. This Person must have knowledge regarding the fisheries with an emphasis on Area 33.

For additional information on what is involved in this position or to apply for consideration please contact the following personnel:

  1. Curtis Falls
  2. Charmaine Stevens


Lloyd Mac Dougall
Band manager: Acadia First Nation