During the time of the Treaty negotiations in Saskatchewan, the Elders spoke of a concept called "pimâcihowin" (pronounced pee-mah-che-ho-when). In English, this Cree concept means "the ability to make a living." This is a holistic concept that includes spiritual, mental, physical and emotional aspects.
The Farley Family, who have farmed near Grand Coulee, Sask. for 80 years, has established a $1500 scholarship for a Prairie Valley School Division graduate, in honour of the Treaty relationship.
This scholarship will be presented to a self-declared First Nations/Metis student enrolled in Grade 12 in PVSD, who displays perseverance and diligence as a student. The student must be caring, generous, responsible, and involved in their community. The recipient must be enrolled in a post-secondary program (SIAST, U of R, U of S, Police program).