Media Room

USask Indigenous Research Workshop Series

#2 Protocols and Process


Jacqueline Ottmann- Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement at the University of Saskatchewan
Reconciliation, decolonization, Indigenization. What do these terms really mean and what do they look like. VP indigenous engagement Jacqueline Ottmann on USask's approach to addressing race relations.



The University Plan 2025

The Importance of Indigenization - Presence, Language and Culture

The Journey - Elders and Language Keepers
(Skywalker) Dr. Louise Halfe, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Randy Morin, Faculty, Indigenous Studies, Big River First Nation
Elder Norman Fluery, Métis Elder, Michif Language Expert, Special Lecturer, Curriculum Studies, College of Education
Elder Harriet Oakes-St.Pierre and Elder Ed St. Pierre
Elder Roland Duquette

Celebrate Stories

University Plan 2025: Celebrate Stories

Equip all members of our community with the tools and opportunities to share and propagate the university’s knowledges, successes, and stories—locally and globally.

The University of Saskatchewan has a compelling story—and countless individual stories—to tell, and it’s our shared responsibility and interest to inspire the world with our ambition and achievements.Effectively engaging communities, students, faculty and staff, and new partners with the power of our narratives is not simply the work of dedicated communications and public relations professionals. We must entrust and empower all members of our community as University of Saskatchewan ambassadors.Achieving this degree of community engagement has several implications. We need to tell the stories that best represent our values and aspirations. We need to share our stories in ways that are meaningful, authentic, and responsive to the diverse needs and traditions of our communities. We need to harness accessible, engaging tools—with an emphasis on digital platforms—to enable the widest possible reach and interaction with our stories. And we need to make storytelling intrinsic to our work and sense of fulfillment as students, faculty, and staff.

  • Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others in our community understand and value the university story and can carry it into their conversations
  • Increased share of traditional and digital media
  • Improved reputation and institutional recognition locally, provincially, and globally
  • Strengthened position in relevant international rankings