deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin Taskforce and Advisory Circle

The purpose of the deybwewin (Saulteaux) | taapwaywin (Michif) | tapwewin (Cree) Taskforce and Advisory Circle is to create a policy, procedures, and an implementation plan for Indigenous membership/citizenship verification with documentation at the University of Saskatchewan. The Taskforce will develop, lead and guide the USask community through the creation of a policy—as well as accompanying procedures and implementation plan—that will direct an appropriate, informed, and Indigenous-led process of Indigenous membership/citizenship verification with documentation at USask.

This taskforce is chaired by: Dr. Angela Jaime, Vice Provost, Indigenous Engagement (Interim). For information please contact: angela.jaime@usask.ca.

The name given to this taskforce, deybwewin (Saulteaux) | taapwaywin (Michif) | tapwewin (Cree) translates to “truth”.

Chair

  • Angela Jaime, Vice Provost, Indigenous Engagement (Interim)

Task Force Members

  • Elder Harvey Thunderchild 
  • Elder Joseph Naytowhow
  • Elder Louise Halfe
  • Elder Norman Fleury
  • Dale Worme, Delegate for the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC)
  • Tribal Chief Mark Arcand, Delegate for the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC)
  • Rhonda Bluehorn, Delegate for the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN)
  • Rob Norris, Delegate for the Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN-S)
  • Robin McLeod, Delegate for the Prince Albert Grand Council (PAGC)
  • Karla Williamson, Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations, College of Education (USask Faculty)
  • Kurtis Boyer, Faculty Lecturer, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (USask Faculty)
  • Mary Longman, Associate Professor, Art and Art History, College of Arts and Science (USask Faculty)
  • Winona Wheeler, Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, College of Arts and Science (USask Faculty)
  • Graeme Joseph, Team Leader, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success, Aboriginal Student Centre (USask Staff)
  • Sheila Pocha, Program Head, SUNTEP/GDC Saskatoon (USask Staff)
  • Val Arnault-Pelletier, Senior Lead, Indigenous Programming and Initiatives, College of Medicine (USask Staff)
  • Yvette Arcand, Director, Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP) (USask Staff)
  • Adam McInnes, (Graduate Student Representative)
  • Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias (Undergraduate Student Representative)
  • Amaranta (Amy) Sokół Como, Project Manager, Indigenous Initiatives (Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement)
  • Bob Badger, Cultural Coordinator (Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement)
  • Candice Pete-Cardoso, Director, Indigenous Engagement (Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement)
  • Matt Dunn, Senior Strategic Officer, Indigenous Engagement (Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement)
  • Candace Wasacase-Lafferty, Senior Director, Provost’s Indigenous Initiatives and Community Relations (Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic)

Advisory Circle Members

  • Ana Crespo-Martin, Director, Faculty Relations
  • Chelsea Willness, University Secretary and Chief Governance Officer
  • Cheryl Carver, Associate Vice-President, People and Resources
  • Dara Hrytzak, Chief of Staff, President's Office
  • Dawn Wallin, Associate Vice-President Research (Engagement)
  • Debby Burshtyn, Dean, Graduate & Post-Doctoral Studies
  • Emily Snyder, Vice-Dean Indigenous, College of Arts & Science
  • Erin Walling, Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association (ASPA)
  • Geraldine Balzer, University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association (USFA)
  • Jacquie Thomarat, Director, Academic Governance
  • Jay Wilson, Interim Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning and Student Experience
  • Jen Thoma, Director, Provost Communications
  • Kelly McInnes, Director, Talent Management & Strategic Enablement, Human Resources
  • Ken Wilson, Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations
  • Liz Duret, Senior Inclusion & Diversity Consultant, Human Resources
  • Rayelle Johnston, Access and Privacy Officer, Legal
  • Sara Daniels, Associate Vice-President, Government Relations
  • Shari Baraniuk, Associate Vice-President and CIO, Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Tasnim Jaisee, President, University of Saskatchewan Students' Union (USSU)
  • Vincent Bruni-Brossio, Interim Associate Provost, Strategic Priorities

Mistatimōk Committee

The Mistatimōk Committee will lead and guide the USask community through navigating, acknowledging, and/or commemorating existing and future discoveries at former Residential Schools, and other related occurrences for which our community seeks support and guidance. The Committee will also lead the direction of meaningful and authentic commemorations and/or events pertaining to decolonization and reconciliation, such as those listed below. The Mistatimōk Committee will be led by the Office of the Vice Provost Indigenous Engagement and chaired by the Vice Provost Indigenous Engagement.

The name given to the committee is Mistatimōk, which translates to "horses" and the concept of "working together" in Saulteaux.

Events planned by the Mistatimōk Committee:

Terms of Reference

  • Airini, Provost and Vice-President Academic
  • Amaranta (Amy) Sokół Como, Project Manager, Indigenous Initiatives, Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement
  • Angela Jaime, Interim Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement, Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement
  • Bob Badger, Cultural Coordinator, Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement
  • Candace Wasacase-Lafferty, Senior Director, Provost’s Indigenous Initiatives and Community Relations, Office of the Provost and Vice President Academic
  • Candice Pete-Cardoso, Director, Indigenous Engagement, Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement
  • Chad London, Dean, College of Kinesiology
  • Cheryl Carver, Associate Vice-President, People and Resources
  • Donna van de Velde, Program Assistant, University Library
  • Emily Snyder, Interim Vice-Dean Indigenous, College of Arts and Science
  • Graeme Joseph, Team Leader, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success, Aboriginal Student Centre
  • jake moore, Director, University Art Galleries and Collections
  • Jay Wilson, Interim Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning and Student Experience
  • Jennifer Thoma, Director, Provost Communications
  • Kelly McInnes, Director, Talent Management & Strategic Enablement, Human Resources
  • Ken Wilson, Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations
  • Kurtis Boyer, Faculty Lecturer, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
  • Lori Auchstaetter, Director of Administration, Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic
  • Marcy Hildebrand, Executive Officer, University Relations
  • Matt Dunn, Senior Strategic Officer, Indigenous Engagement, Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement
  • Patti McDougall, Deputy Provost
  • Peta Bonham-Smith, Dean, College of Arts & Science
  • Renee Fossenier, University Relations
  • Tanya Elliot, Executive Assistant, Indigenous Engagement, Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement
  • Timothy Beke, Director, Total Rewards
  • Troy Linsley, Director, Facilities
  • Vanessa Hyggen, Executive Assistant to the Vice-Dean, Indigenous, College of Arts and Science
  • Wade Epp, Associate Vice-President, Services
  • Yvette Arcand, Director, Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP)