Timberly is one of our latest to receive the Robert McWilliams Memorial Scholarship and she was eligible to apply because her father is a 401 member.
Attending Lethbridge College, Timberly is taking the first steps toward getting her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in museum studies and art history with plans to work in galleries once she has graduated.
As a proud First Nations woman, she is inspired by her family members who have become teachers and pillars in the community. Also providing inspiration growing up was her grandfather who was the first elected Chief on the Blood Reserve and spent his time, in part, traveling across Canada and Europe teaching people about the Blackfoot culture and spreading knowledge of indigenous ways. Like her grandfather, she too wishes to represent First Nations peoples in a public forum, but for her it’s through the arts avenue.
“Choosing Art History to study is a life path I choose because I want to surround myself with people who share the same passion and who value art just as much as I do,” she says. “I’ve always been very interested in history and how colonization has affected a people not only emotional but artistically.”
Spreading knowledge of our collective history through stories and art, whether about triumph or pain, is an essential part of growing our country into an inclusive and nurturing one. We wish you the very best in your future endeavours, Timberly. Congratulations!
Timberly receives her scholarship