Mawatsitwin Virtual Series

Mawatsitwin (the act of listening and visiting)

The Mawatsitwin virtual series provides 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).

Registration is not required. Please click on a link below to join the session at the listed date and time.

Fall 2022 Series

Tuesday October 11th

Thursday October 13th

Tuesday October 18th

Thursday October 20th

Tuesday October 25th

Thursday October 27th

Tuesday November 1st

Thursday November 3rd


Tuesday November 8th


Indigenous Symbols

The marketing and communications team, in collaboration with Indigenous leaders, Elders and other campus stakeholders, has developed a suite of symbols representing Indigenous cultures from here in Treaty Six and across Saskatchewan. These symbols are integral to the visual identity of the University of Saskatchewan and help us promote and communicate Indigenous initiatives and partnerships. Use of the symbols should align with the following: Read More
University of Saskatchewan Indigenous/Aboriginal Symbols

Language and the Future


Safety Resources has created a Safety Considerations document which provides health and safety information related to smudging and pipe ceremonies, as well as guidelines for safely conducting these ceremonies indoors in University of Saskatchewan facilities. A list of approved spaces where smudging may occur is outlined; provided local communication processes have been adhered to. This document from Safety Resources can be found at:  Smudging and Pipe Ceremony Safety Considerations