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AWARDS: Rio Tinto supports bursaries for Canadian aboriginal people



OTTAWA – The Rio Tinto awards for indigenous students were presented earlier this week to First Nations, Inuit and Metis students across Canada. Particular attention is given to those pursuing post-secondary education and training from communities where Rio Tinto operates.

The $2-million, five-year program is made possible by a partnership of Rio Tinto, Indspire and the Canadian government. Support has been provided for 1,300 students.

Indspire (www.Indspire.ca) is an indigenous-led charity that invests in the education of indigenous people for the long term benefit of them, their families and communities, and Canada.