Indigenous Engagement







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
The Journey Part 1

Forum and 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. 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:

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

Enterprise Procurement recently published their Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Businesses webpage within the Major Initiatives section of the Finance and Resources website:

Information can be linked to at 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."

- Peter Stoicheff, President of the University of Saskatchewan