The St. Eugene Hotel and Resort and other similar well postioned aboriginal owned businesses could provide excellent academic and on-the-job educational experiences for deserving aboriginal youth. Competitive scholarship opportunities funded by the Assembly of First Nations and other aboriginal organizations should be made available to the most qualified candidates from all over North America. A one or two year program operated in association with post-secondary institutions would allow these young people to become proficient in areas like accounting, hotel management and other operations associated with the hospitality industry rather than just being relegated to jobs such as housekeeping and security which is now often the case.

This is an example where practical educational opportunities can be made available today for the kids who make the effort to qualify and who deserve the opportunity. They will have the great experience of learning along with others with similar backgrounds from all over North America and will reap the benefits of challenging and rewarding careers that will last them for a lifetime.