Indigenous Student Experience

 

Anin Sikwa, Edlanet'e, Eau Koda, tawâw, Tanshi and Welcome!

Welcome to Saskatchewan Polytechnic on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 Territories and the homeland of the Métis. Indigenous students are an important part of Sask Polytech’s community. Based on the principles of miyo wâhkôhtowin (good relationships), we strive to provide a place of belonging where all students can feel welcomed, inspired, and empowered.

Our Indigenous student advisors and support team are here to help you with career planning, funding, housing, child care, and more. Each one of our campus locations feature an Indigenous student center where you’ll find access to cultural supports, community connections, campus events, elder services, and other academic resources. Indigenous success is celebrated in our communities though events like our Honour Ceremonies. Students have an opportunity to help shape the student experience by participating in our advisory committees. Learn more about the partnerships and other work we’re doing in our community.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is committed to the indigenization of our institution. We believe that indigenization is our social and collective responsibility and that it enriches and benefits all aspects of our institutional culture. 

We indigenize by holistically integrating Indigenous ways of knowing, teaching, and learning within all of the institutional practices, procedures and services we provide to students, staff and communities. This results in Indigenous people seeing themselves and their realities reflected throughout our institution. It also results in non-Indigenous people gaining the skills and knowledge that enable them to work with and live alongside their Indigenous neighbours knowledgeably and respectfully.

Student awards and bursaries

Thanks to the generosity of donors and alumni, Saskatchewan Polytechnic provides approximately $2 million in student awards every school year. Visit the Student Awards page to learn more and apply!

Emergency funding

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has Emergency Bursaries available to assist students requiring financial assistance at a critical time. If you are in this situation, please fill out the Emergency Bursary (pdf) and email it to an Indigenous student advisor on your campus and they will be in touch with you about the status of your application as soon as possible.

Upcoming events

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Get involved with the Sask Polytech community.

The Indigenous Students' Centre coordinators host a variety of events, both online and in person, throughout the year.

View upcoming events

 

Contact us

Helping you achieve your goal is our top priority. Counsellors and advisors at every campus are available to help you settle into student life and find housing, child care and tutoring. 

Please email indigenous@saskpolytech.ca or contact the Indigenous support team

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