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Indigenous Education & Community Connections


Indigenous students pursuing justice-related programs

The Anthany Dawson Justice Award was established in the memory of KwakwaKa'wakw artist, Anthany Dawson, who died, tragically, in 1999.

Anthany Dawson

The Anthany Dawson Justice Award

Anthany James Dawson was born September 21, 1969 and, tragically, lost his life while in police custody on August 13, 1999. He was an accomplished Kwakwa Ka'wakw artist, and his passion for life was evident in his artwork. Anthany believed that everyone deserved a fair chance in life and was willing to help people in any way that he could.

This award was established in Anthany’s name to ensure that First Nations people have access to higher education, to enable them to contribute to all professional fields including justice administration, and in celebration of Anthany’s life. The Anthany Dawson Award provides financial support to Indigenous students at Camosun who are pursuing programming related to justice in such areas as

Anthany Dawson's Artwork

The award was funded by the Victoria Police Department as part of the settlement agreement requirement 3(a) "Establishment of a bursary in Anthany Dawson's name". The fund is administered by the Camosun College Foundation and Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections.

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