Indigenous Engagement








is dedicated to Indigenous student success, to fostering meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and to promoting Indigenous knowledges and scholarship. Through collaboration, innovation, respect and humility, the university fosters a welcoming environment that is grounded in the principles of reconciliation and is able to address the calls to action placed on everyone in this country.


tanshi (Tun Shee) Michif
tawāw (Ta Wow) Cree
anin sikwa (Ah need See Qua) Nakawe
edlanet'e (It Lawn EE Tay) Denesuline
hau koda (How Koda) Dakota
welcome (Well com) English

OVPIE - Strategic Goals:

  • Respectful and constructive engagement
  • Active communications
  • Systemic and systems transformation
  • System-wide learning
The Journey Part 1

Special Events:

4th Annual māmowi āsohtetan Internal Truth and Reconciliation Forum
(maah-ma-wih aah-soh-day-daan)
Friday, March 26, 2021   (9:30  a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
Theories, Principles and Practices of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression
This is a virtual gathering for the USask community
Agenda Here


Recorded Workshops:



No Nonsense with Pamela Wallen Podcast (Posted 09/29/2020)
Reconciliation, decolonization, Indigenization. What do these terms really mean and what do they look like.  (You can hear it here.)

Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement's message on systemic change
In June, I posted a statement in response to witnessing the widespread protests against racism being held all over the world. (Read More...)


Major Announcement(s):

Announcement of the Provost and Vice-President Academic from Peter Stoicheff:

USask and OTC sign new Agreement:

Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business:
Major Initiatives section of the Finance and Resources website:

Sharing Our Stories




"We cannot deem our role in the fostering of a civil society a success unless we become demonstrably and with commitment the best place we can possibly be for the Aboriginal people of this province and this country. None of the rest of it matters-at this point in our nation's history-if we do not achieve this."

- Peter Stoicheff, President of the University of Saskatchewan