Mawatsitwin Virtual Series
Mawatsitwin (the act of listening and visiting)
The Mawatsitwin virtual series provided a safe space to have conversations on:
- Ethical, culturally appropriate, and respectful interactions with Indigenous communities
- Approaches, cultural diversity, and Saskatchewan language groups to consider when engaging with Indigenous communities
Dialogue is supported by story, context and perspectives on culture, language, history, gifts, Elders, land and water by the Mawatsitwin Virtual Series Host Bob Badger, Cultural Coordinator in the Office of the Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement (OVPIE).
Language and the Future
Smudging and Cermonies Policy
The University of Saskatchewan is committed to safeguarding the cultures and integrity of Indigenous peoples, Indigenous values, and practices, and to transformative decolonization leading to reconciliation. To honour, protect and support Indigenous peoples, this policy safeguards Indigenous spaces, Indigenous voices, and Indigenous ceremony/ practices by establishing the University of Saskatchewan campuses, inclusive of student residences, smudge and ceremony safe spaces.
The policy conveys the university’s commitment to:
- supporting Indigenous traditions, practices, and ceremonies
- improve recruitment, retention, and engagement of Indigenous students, staff, and faculty.
- enhance the reputation of the University by actively protecting space for Indigenous ceremony.
- contribute to the university’s commitment of decolonization and Indigenization.