The University of Saskatchewan
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
Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement - Strategic Goals:
- Respectful and constructive engagement
- Active communications
- Systemic and systems transformation
- System-wide learning
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. VPIE Jacqueline Ottmann on USask's approach to addressing race relations. (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. I’m writing today to continue the conversation and to contribute to a recent media article questioning the University of Saskatchewan’s progress and commitment to reconciliation and Indigenization, and the university’s commitment to the Indigenous faculty and staff. (Read More...)
Dates to Remember:
Announcement of the Provost and Vice-President Academic from Peter Stoicheff
USask and OTC sign new Agreement
Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business
Enterprise Procurement recently published their Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Businesses webpage within the Major Initiatives section of the Finance and Resources website: https://financeandresources.usask.ca/initiatives.php.
Information can be linked to at Indigenous.usask.ca USask tab (top of page).
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."