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Former Sweetgrass resident wins prestigious award – The Battlefords News-Optimist

June 29, 2020

A former resident of Sweetgrass First Nation recently earned a prestigious award as the University of Lethbridge celebrated its 2020 Spring Convocation. Kylie Fineday (BFA – Art, with a major in Art Studio) won the Faculty of Fine Arts Gold Medal for her work over the course of her degree.

Her award was for consistently presenting a remarkable level of professionalism, compassion and creative engagement while maintaining top academic standing, Acording to the university’s website, throughout her time at uLethbridge, Fineday produced ambitious and creative research projects, curated art exhibitions, participated in professional internships at renowned art galleries, volunteered in the community and developed a confident voice that speaks for her values. She has also received many awards including the prestigious Roloff Beny Foundation Photographic Award (2019), Abbondànza Fine Arts Award (2018), the Indigenous Art History and Museum Studies Award (2018), and Art History/Museum Studies Gallery Award (2018), to name a few.

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