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Susie Kicknosway-Jones Memorial Scholarship

Susie Ann Kicknosway-Jones (1937-2019) was from the Bkejwanong Territory, also known as Walpole Island First Nation. Susie attended Shingwauk Residential School from the age of four and a half (1941) until she was sixteen. She graduated from the Technical School, Sault Ste. Marie in 1953.

After graduating Susie worked in social services. She married at age 18 and, together with her husband, they raised six children. Susie spent a number of years as a Social Service Worker in Detroit Michigan. She returned to Walpole Island when she retired at 55.

In retirement, Susie was able to dedicate much time to her passion for sharing the story of her experience with residential school.  Susie spent a lot of time helping people understand the truth about Canada’s history. Susie’s kind heart also made sure that people learned about this part of our history with truth and kindness. Susie was one of the founding members of the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA). Susie and her family took great pride and had a great love for the sacredness of this site. Susie passed away on July 13, 2019.

This scholarship was established in 2020 in her memory and is awarded to a student enrolled full-time at the College who identifies as First Nations, Metis or Inuit and is either a residential school survivor or an intergenerational residential school survivor.