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  • Cameron (Cam) Koslowski

    Cameron (Cam) Koslowski - Since graduating in 2014, Cam has been able to work at his dream job, helping to repair and preserve the environment and build a sustainable future for generations to come.

  • Jolene Kequahtooway

    Jolene Kequahtooway - For Jolene, attending Sask Polytech isn’t just about the classes and homework. “I have made lifelong friends,” says Jolene. “Going to Sask Polytech has opened me up to multicultural experiences I may not have gotten otherwise.”

  • Joelle (Joe) Nicotine

    Joelle (Joe) Nicotine - Joe Nicotine, a First Nations student, is a loving husband and proud father, and building a promising career to support his growing family is a big part of his dream.

  • Sheila Booth

    Sheila Booth - When Sheila Booth, a Métis alumna, enrolled with Saskatchewan Polytechnic more than 26 years ago, she was looking to get her life on track. At age 15, she dropped out of high school, which meant her career options as an adult were limited. Looking to improve her prospects, Sheila graduated from the Chemical Dependency Worker certificate program in 1990. Since then, she has gone on to receive her Continuing Care Assistant in 1996 and in 2010 she graduated from the Practical Nursing program.

FSIN partners with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to focus on Indigenous student success

FSIN partners with Saskatchewan Polytechnic to focus on Indigenous student success

Communications and Marketing - October 10, 2017

Fsin Partners With Sask. Polytech To Focus On Indigenous Student Success (Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, SK) — The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Sask. Polytech) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to set a framework to promote the Inherent and Treaty Right to Education for First Nations students and implementing the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

tags: News, Aboriginal, Indigenous


Standing together in orange

Standing together in orange

Communications and Marketing - September 25, 2017

Standing together in orange Sask Polytech is wearing orange on September 29 to show that every child matters Orange Shirt Day is rooted in one very simple, but very important and powerful idea: Every child matters. At Sask Polytech, we believe that every child and every person matters. “Orange Shirt Day is about acknowledging that for reconciliation to take place, we have to make sure that every child feels like they have a place in this world,” says Jason Seright, director, Indigenous Student Success Strategy.

tags: News, Aboriginal, Indigenous


Indigenous relay challenge returns to Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Indigenous relay challenge returns to Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Communications and Marketing - September 20, 2017

Indigenous relay challenge returns to Saskatchewan Polytechnic Teams of ten compete in timed historical survival style relay race. September 20, 2017 – Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Indigenous Relay Challenge returns as part of the fall equinox celebration. The event is supported through Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Indigenous Student Success Strategy. The relay takes place September 21 at the Prince Albert campus from 11:30a.m. – 1:00p.m. “We are very excited to bring back the Indigenous Relay Challenge. The challenge is a great outdoor event for students and staff to learn about day-to-day tasks early inhabitants had to endure to survive in the north,” says Indigenous Student advisor Carrie McCloy.

tags: News, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Prince Albert


Saskatchewan Polytechnic makes Indigenous a way of life

Saskatchewan Polytechnic makes Indigenous a way of life

Communications and Marketing - September 15, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic makes Indigenous a way of life One single word can have a lot of power. For years, Saskatchewan Polytechnic has used the term “Aboriginal” when discussing its First Nation, Métis and Inuit students and the programs and services designed to support them. However, the term has a murky past — it was not chosen by any group it refers to.

tags: News, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Pursuing excellence


Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Saskatoon Tribal Council partnership focuses on Indigenous Food Security

Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Saskatoon Tribal Council partnership focuses on Indigenous Food Security

Communications and Marketing - September 1, 2017

A Memorandum of Understanding sets the framework for applied research collaborations in the areas of Indigenous food sovereignty through community-based food production systems and traditional plant species.

tags: News, Aboriginal, Applied Resarch


Sask Polytech hosts National Aboriginal Day celebrations across the province

Sask Polytech hosts National Aboriginal Day celebrations across the province

Communications and Marketing - June 21, 2017

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is proud to support our Indigenous students, faculty and staff as we celebrate Indigenous culture on National Aboriginal Day. “National Aboriginal Day is an important event for Saskatchewan Polytechnic,” says Dr. Larry Rosia, president and CEO. “Approximately 18 percent of our student population counts itself as having Indigenous ancestry. Taking time to observe and celebrate our Indigenous culture enriches the institution’s diversity, which is one of our greatest strengths.”

tags: News, Aboriginal, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon


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