Education Program Application
About The Trust
The National Indian Brotherhood Trust Fund Was Developed In 1975 to
• Study in conjunction with First Nation representatives from the various parts of Canada the problems confronting Indians in today’s society
• Research the economic, social and scientific problems of First Nation communities with a view to propose solutions to these problems
• Research the historical and cultural aspects of First Nation communities with a view to assist in retaining First Nation culture and values
• Obtain and disseminate information to Indian groups and others concerned with the quality of First Nation life
• Provide educational programs and related services and initiatives that provide assistance to First Nations peoples, including the provision of financial assistance to attend education institutions at all levels
• Provide healing and reconciliation programs, services and initiatives for First Nations peoples as required as a result of the intergenerational impacts of the Indian Residential School system
To date, the NIB Trust Fund has housed the Heroes of Our Time Fund.
Beginning December 2015, The NIB Trust Fund will be accepting applications for education programs aimed at healing and reconciliation. Successful education programs will be funded with monies left over from completed compensation packages provided to former students of Indian Residential Schools. The available funds held in trust are completely separate from compensation provided through Common Experience Payments, Independent Assessment Payments and Personal Education Credits.
The funds are available to First Nation and Métis individuals, governments and organizations, with a preference for former Indian Residential School students.