Indigenous Students' Centres

Indigenous Student Resources

Indigenous Students' Centres

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has an Indigenous Students' Centre in each of our campus cities. These centres provide support to Indigenous students and helps to ensure that their experience is the best it possibly can be.

Services that support

The centres provide a safe space for students to connect with Elders, Knowledge Keepers or cultural advisors who provide support on both school and personal matters, helping students cultivate success in their lives.

To minimize all non-essential contact, the Indigenous Students' Centres are closed until further notice. The Indigenous Students' Centre coordinators are available for virtual consultations and events.

Drop-in programming with a different daily focus including educational, cultural and Elder services. September 1 - December 18.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

 

Mindful Mondays

11:30 a.m. until 12:30
Online, via Zoom

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Indigenous 101

11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Online, via Zoom


Indigenous 101

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom


Men's Sharing Circle

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Online via Zoom. Contact Stan at 306-765-1789 to receive the Zoom link.

Tipi Time

11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Online, via Zoom


Indigenous Student Centre Kitchen Party

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Coffee Chat and Elder Supports

11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Online, via Zoom

Cree for Beginners, Michif for Beginners, or Cree Bingo

11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Online, via Zoom

 

 

 

If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to drop-in on our Zoom chat sessions and connect with a Coordinator.

August 30 - December 18

Monday to Friday
Noon until 1 p.m.
Online via Zoom

October 7 - December 16
Wednesdays
8 - 9 a.m.
Online via Zoom

Weekly Participation Draws

Sept 8 to Dec 20, 2020

SASKATCHEWAN POLYTECHNIC, INDIGENOUS STRATEGY

VIRTUAL INDIGENOUS STUDENTS’ CENTRE WEEKLY PARTICPATION DRAWS 2020 

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN These official rules apply to the Weekly Participation Draws provided by Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Students’ Centre, Indigenous Strategy. The contest will run Sept 8th – Dec 20th, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

ELIGIBILITY: By entering you agree to be bound by these official rules. This contest is open to Indigenous students currently enrolled in and attending a Saskatchewan Polytechnic program at any location, on or off-campus who are of the age of majority in Saskatchewan at time of entry.  Saskatchewan Polytechnic employees are not eligible to participate in the contest. Each winner must provide proof of being enrolled as a student at Saskatchewan Polytechnic to receive a prize. Void where prohibited by law. This contest is not open to residents of Quebec. All applicable federal, provincial and local laws apply.

TO ENTER: The contest will be operated through Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy Virtual Indigenous Students’ Centre programming.  To enter, the participant must attend one of our virtual programs: Mindful Monday, Indigenous 101, Tipi Time, Kitchen Party, Indigenous Book club, Cree for Beginners, Michif for Beginners, or Cree Bingo.   All entrants for the week will be included in the draw, occurring at the end of the week on Friday at 3pm. Central Standard Time

  Winners will have one week from being contacted by staff of their win to claim their prize. For the purposes of this contest 1 week will be defined as Friday 3:00pm to the following Thursday at 3:00pm.  No purchase necessary to enter or win.

  1. There is a limit of one entry per person per program attended.
  2. Winners will be notified via the email they provided when attending the program
  3. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy is not responsible for any technical difficulties experienced due to overload, busy signals, loss of cellular service, Wi-Fi, electronic problems or any other factor that may impact entry, participation or prize claim.
  4. By entering, you agree to allow us to collect your name, email, and program for our use in entering you into the draw and contacting you if you are drawn as a winner.  Entries that are determined to be fraudulent (example:  non-student, non-Indigenous, fake email) will be void, and the person making such an entry barred from further participation in the contest. Incomplete entries may be disqualified at Saskatchewan Polytechnic's discretion.

WINNERS: Winners will be randomly selected using a randomization formula. Winners will be contacted via email from an Indigenous Students’ Centre Coordinator.  If they do not respond within the specified time (as indicated in the original message) the prize will be redrawn. Prizes will be sent to directly to the student. Any harassment to Saskatchewan Polytechnic staff by winners will cause forfeiture of the prize and the prize will be redrawn. Winners who do not claim their prize within a week of being contacted may also forfeit their prize and the prize will be redrawn. Winners will acknowledge receipt of prize by responding to the original email.  

PRIZES: 

* $50 on-line Walmart Gift Card – Weekly draw

* $200 total on-line Walmart Gift Cards – Cree Bingo

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein or stated, no person will be entitled to receive any prize until after their eligibility has been confirmed or accepted by Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy and all required paperwork; such as consent for picture, email response have been completed by the pending winner. 

Prizes will be awarded to the person who participated in the contest only. Winners may be required to sign a consent form relieving the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy and any affiliated organizations from any and all liability with respect to the contestant’s participation in the contest and the receipt and/or use of the prize. Any person refusing to sign the Consent Form and complete or provide any other documents required by the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy by the deadline required by the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy will forfeit any and all contest prizes. 

MISCELLANEOUS:  

  1. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. 
  2. By entering, entrants release and hold harmless Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy from any and all liability or any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the contest or any prize won.
  3. By participating in a Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy Virtual Indigenous Students’ Centre contest, entrants herby consent to Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy Virtual Indigenous Students’ Centre’s usage of any one or more of the following for any other advertising or promotional purpose without payment of any additional consideration: contestants names; program information; participation in the contest including photos; and the substance of the contestant’s communication with Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy Virtual Indigenous Students’ Centre.
  4. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy Virtual Indigenous Students’ Centre reserves the right to terminate or declare the contest null and void and rescind any prize, if in its sole judgment, the rules or the integrity of the contest have been violated or compromised in any way. Intentionally or non-intentionally by any person whether or not a contestant in the contest. 
  5. Entry constitutes permission to use winners’ names, enrolled programs, and/or statements for purposes of advertising and promotion without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy Virtual Indigenous Students’ Centre will not share entrant information with third parties for direct marketing purposes.
  6. To collect a prize, entrants will be required to answer a skill-testing question.
  7. The prize(s) will be awarded without consideration of regional allocation. Available prizes will decrease as they are awarded.
  8. The contest is governed by the laws of the province of Saskatchewan. It is void where prohibited or restricted by law, and in any province outside of Saskatchewan. The odds of winning depend upon the number of entries received. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial and local laws and regulations. 
  9. Saskatchewan Polytechnic Indigenous Strategy Virtual Indigenous Students’ Centre provides no warranties covering any of the prizes furnished as part of this contest. 
  10. Information supplied by entrants will be used in accordance with Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Privacy Policy. 

Indigenous Student Advisors

Saskatchewan Polytechnic helps support Indigenous student success through dedicated student advisors. Indigenous student advisors create student success by providing:

  • A friendly face, helpful connections to services and support
  • Orientation to Saskatchewan Polytechnic and surrounding community
  • Referrals for tutorial support
  • Funding, housing, budgeting and employment information
  • Connections to outside resources and networks
  • Assistance organizing study groups and informational, social and cultural events

Fill out the form below and one of our Indigenous Student Advisors will contact you to book an appointment.

 

Do you have questions about Saskatchewan Polytechnic or your program? We are here for you! Join this online drop-in session where you can speak with an Indigenous student advisor one-to-one. Advisors will be available by school; see details and find out what advisor is attached to your school.  

Indigenous students are invited to join starting September 1, 2020 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Advisor: Annette Lanoie

Dates: Daily Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Online, via Zoom

Advisor: Aaron Tootoosis

Dates: Daily Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Online, via Zoom

Advisor: Shane Stack

Dates: Daily Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Online, via Zoom

Advisor: Shane Stack

Dates: Daily Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Online, via Zoom

Advisor: Stanley Workman

Dates: Daily Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Online, via Zoom

Advisor: Brian Gallagher

Dates: Daily Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Online, via Zoom

Advisor: Rosemarie Zaba Stewart

Dates: Daily Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Online, via Zoom

Advisor: Rosemarie Zaba Stewart

Dates: Daily Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Online, via Zoom

Advisor: Aaron Tootoosis

Dates: Daily Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Online, via Zoom

Advisor: Stanley Workman

Dates: Daily Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Online, via Zoom

Advisor: Brian Gallagher

Dates: Daily Tuesdays and Thursdays

Times: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Online, via Zoom

Contacts

Janet Korpan

Administrative Assistant
306-659-3748
Janet.Korpan@saskpolytech.ca

Deanna Speidel

Interim Indigenous Strategy Director
306-659-3751 
deanna.speidel@saskpolytech.ca

To contact us, please email indigenous.strategy@saskpolytech.ca. Please allow for two business days for a response.

Anita Cameron

Indigenous Student Centre Coordinator

Pihtikewé – Kihèw Waciston 

Indigenous Students’ Centre
(Cree: Eagle’s Nest Indigenous Students’ Centre)
Room 4.210
306-691-8313
anita.cameron@saskpolytech.ca 

Rosemarie Zaba Stewart

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room 2.205
306-691-8214
306-690-3777 (cell)
rosemarie.zabastewart@saskpolytech.ca

Jennifer Lenny

Indigenous Student Centre Coordinator

All Nations Gathering Place

Indigenous Students’ Centre
Room 225, Academic Centre
306-765-1922
jennifer.brockman@saskpolytech.ca

Annette Lanoie

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room A211, Technical Centre
306-765-1798
annette.lanoie@saskpolytech.ca 

Stanley Workman

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room 127, Academic Centre
306-765-1789
stanley.workman@saskpolytech.ca

Brandi Kohl

Indigenous Student Centre Coordinator

Pēžik Tēwē-ihkan, Pēžik Mihtē-ihkan

Indigenous Students’ Centre
(Saulteaux: One Heart, One Drum Beat)
Room 153
306-775-7727
brandi.kohl@saskpolytech.ca

Aaron Tootoosis

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room 150.2
306-775-7380
aaron.tootoosis@saskpolytech.ca

Brian Gallagher

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room 103
306-659-4212
306-291-6447 (cell)
brian.gallagher@saskpolytech.ca

Shane Stack

Indigenous Student Advisor
Room 103
306-659-4802
306-361-5797 (cell)
shane.stack@saskpolytech.ca

Derek Yee

Indigenous Student Centre Coordinator

ê-sihtoskâtoyahk ᐁᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᔭᐦᐠ   

Indigenous Students’ Centre
(Cree: strengthening/supporting each other)
Room 121.4
306-659-4681 
derek.yee@saskpolytech.ca