Week of Reflection

Against the background of the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) traditional hues of green and white, orange stands out as a vitally important and powerfully symbolic colour for Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Its meaning is especially clear as we begin a Week of Reflection leading up to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30.

Indigenous Studies started as a grassroots movement by Indigenous students in the 1970s.

Representatives from the University of Saskatchewan (USask), Northern Lights School Division and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN) Education Authority met in Pelican Narrows Wednesday, Sept. 27 to sign an agreement between their organizations to offer the Bachelor of Education degree program in the northern community.

Guided by Indigenous peoples, the new kihci-okâwîmâw askiy (Great Mother Earth in Plains Cree) Knowledge Centre at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) serves as a resource for Indigenous communities and organizations seeking land-related information, training, and research partnerships.

Darian Lonechild, who graduated from the Juris Doctor degree program in the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) College of Law earlier this year, received the Justice Rosalie Silberman Abella Prize from the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Sponsored by OUTSaskatoon and Affinity Credit Union, Revitalizing the Circle: Welcome Back Powwow and Métis Dance Celebration will begin the University of Saskatchewan’s (USask) 2023/24 school year in a culturally meaningful way.

Newly appointed Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) Dr. Wendie Marks (PhD) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is investigating links between obesity in Indigenous children and their exposure to environmental factors during pre-conception, prenatal, or early postpartum periods.