Cara Merasty 2011 Rose Nolan Scholarship Winner grew up in the northern Cree speaking community of Pelican Narrows, Saskatchewan. She is the youngest of eleven children and with both of her parents deceased she will always remember the hard work they taught her and to always finish what she started.
Cara is enrolled in the Juris Doctor program at the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and will graduate in 2012. In 2000 she enrolled in the Arts and Science program at the University of Saskatchewan but after two years decided to transfer to the Indian Social Work Program. In 2005 she completed an overseas placement in New Zealand working with Maori youth at risk and graduated with a Bachelor of Indian Social Work.
Three years later Cara decided to pursue her long term goal of obtaining a degree in law. Cara has always wanted to become a lawyer and share her teachings and build positive relations between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people which may result in a better understanding of both peoples.