Shauna Turner 2011 Rose Nolan Scholarship Winner is Ojibway and a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. She is entering her third year of study with a double major in Indigenous Studies and History at the University of Winnipeg.
Shauna left school at an early age but returned when she became a single mother and attended Upward Bound high school for adult learners. At that time she was selected valedictorian for her graduating class in 2002. She was employed at Canadian Footwear for almost twelve years and with endless possibilities and challenged on a daily basis she decided to return to school in 2009.
She has volunteered with Fit Feet on the Street; a charity designed to assist homeless people and also volunteered at Siloam Mission and Salvation Army through this program. Shauna hopes to encourage Aboriginal peoples to further their education.
Congratulations Shauna from all of us at the Ted Nolan Foundation.