Métis Nation–Saskatchewan and JSGS at USask invite media to a celebratory announcement

SASKATOON – The Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), along with senior leaders from the University of Saskatchewan (USask) and Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S), invite media to join us in celebrating an announcement aimed at enhancing research, student scholarships and opportunities, and training related to Métis governance.

When: Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 9 am
Where: Lobby, Diefenbaker Building, 101 Diefenbaker Place 
Available spokespeople: Dr. Peter Stoicheff, USask President; Dr. Angela Jaime, USask Interim Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement; Dr. Loleen Berdahl, JSGS Executive Director; and Glen McCallum, MN–S President.  

Media wishing to attend are requested to RSVP to Erica Schindel (contact below) as soon as possible. 

In November 2019, MN–S and USask signed a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize, expand, and enhance their relationship, identify common priorities, and maximize opportunities to work together. The foundations of this MOU are to improve upon the education status of Métis people through a number of diverse and targeted initiatives. 

In November 2021, MN–S and USask signed another MOU to ensure the university relies on the objectively verifiable MN–S Citizenship Registry to assess eligibility for Métis-based opportunities on campus. This was the first time in history an agreement was signed between a Canadian university and Métis government to recognize Métis citizenship and identity. The MOU recognizes and respects MN–S’s citizenship process, requirements and governance institutions, and is consistent with USask’s commitment to Indigenization and reconciliation.  

As a step forward in realizing the priorities outlined in the above MOUs, and as a commitment to enhancing opportunities for Métis people at the University of Saskatchewan and within the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, we invite media and the university community to join us in celebrating this new announcement.


For media inquiries, contact:

Erica Schindel 
JSGS Communications and Marketing Manager 

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