RAVEN - Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs

4th Annual Young Scholars Essay Prize

Calling all 3rd and 4th year students!  Do you have interests or commitments to Indigenous culture, social justice, and environmental rights?  Do you have a paper due this term?  Then we need to hear from you!

The purpose of the RAVEN Young Scholars Essay Prize is to recognize outstanding undergraduate work which intersects with the core precepts and values of RAVEN. Quite simply, we want to recognize students who are asking questions about the sorts of topics that we know to be important: factors shaping Indigenous youth movements today, the social geography of Indigenous protest, the struggle to save the Sacred Headwaters, attempts to incorporate Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Environmental Assessment Process, the role of colonialism and cartography in BC’s Native resettlement, the list goes on…

The email address is: raventrust.com/contact

The deadline is June 1st, 2015.

Our 1st PLACE PAPER will be awarded a cash prize of $1000.00. Our 2nd PLACE PAPER will receive $500.00. Prizes are awarded at a dinner later in June.

The essay competition is open to ALL DISCIPLINES in the social sciences and humanities. Papers from all methodological and theoretical standpoints will be considered.

The award is open to 3rd and 4th YEAR UNDERGRADUATES enrolled full-time at one of the following institutions: Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, University of Victoria, University of Northern BC, Thompson Rivers University, University of the Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island University.

Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as indigenous, but students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Please apply and help spread the word!  Direct all questions to Max Ritts – (max.ritts@geog.ubc.ca).

N.B. Papers MUST include a SEPARATE title page with their name, student number, institution, and email address. NO AUTHOR IDENTIFICATION can be on the essay pages themselves. Please submit in PDF format.

(Note: Pictured above, our 2014 winners and two of the adjudicators, plus RAVEN’s ED.)

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