Government hands out cultural funding

The B.C. Arts Council is supporting O’Keefe Ranch with a $25,000 grant

The O’Keefe Ranch, aboriginal adults and a couple of young musicians are benefitting from nearly $300,000 in combined funding.

The B.C. Arts Council is supporting O’Keefe Ranch with a $25,000 grant to hire an intern and providing Kyle Miller with a $7,500 grant for an upcoming project.

“Congratulations to both,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.

Local residents Alicia and Colleen Venables also received $6,000 each in scholarships from the B.C. Arts Council to pursue their studies.

The government of B.C. is also investing $255,836 at Okanagan College to provide training for aboriginal people to get the skills and education needed for jobs in B.C.’s growing economy.

 

The Adams Lake Indian Band, with Neskonlith, Little Shuswap Indian Bands and the Splatsin First Nation, will be providing 24 aboriginal learners adult education courses, employment readiness training and industry certifications programs at Okanagan College.