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					                                                                College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Program                Description                                                           Funding                            Category          Special/Unique Features
Indigenous Peoples     The IPRM is offered in partnership between the College of             100% INAC ($700,000 to             Academic          Courses deal with the
Resource               Agriculture and Bioresources, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada      $900,000 per annum)                Program           knowledge that
Management             (INAC) and National Aboriginal Land Managers Association                                                                   indigenous land
Program (IPRM)         (NALMA), to First Nations land managers from across Canada.                                                                managers require for
                       Participants of the program receive a Certificate of Proficiency upon                                                      effective resource
                       successful completion of six degree-level courses through a                                                                management.
                       combination of face-to-face and home study distance format.

Support Services for   IPRM, with the Dean's Office, provides a variety of support             Dean's Office                    Student Affairs
Aboriginal Students    functions for Aboriginal students in the College of Agriculture and
                       Bioresources. Services include academic advising, mentoring, and
                       social support.

Partnership with One The College has formed a partnership with One Earth Farm (and the A gift of $1,000,000 over 5 years Academic
Earth Farm           Sprott Foundation), a large scale, fully-integrated corporate farming                               Program
                     entity with operations on First Nations farmland in the Prairies.
                     Funding is provided to develop and implement a post graduate
                     program and provide bursaries to aboriginal students enrolled in
                     the program. The program is new and in the development stage.

Indigenous Land        The objectives of the ILMI are to (1) bring the University's            An expected annual budget of     Coordination
Management             intellectual resources in teaching, research and outreach and           $400,000 with $270,000 from      and
Institute (ILMI)       engagement to bear in a coordinated way on Indigenous land and          the College, $110,000 from the   Community
                       resource management issues; (2) collaborate with communities and        Academic Priorities Fund, and    Outreach
                       governments in making informed policy and economic decisions by         $20,000 from other colleges.
                       conducting the necessary applied research; (3) assist communities
                       in realizing optimal productivity from their lands and resources; and
                       (4) provide a forum for dialogue between Aboriginal communities
                       and stakeholders in both public and private sectors.




                                                                    List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                       Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                         College of Arts and Science
Program                 Description                                                           Funding                          Category        Special/Unique Features
Mathematics and         This program for Aboriginal students provides a foundational year     Annual (external) funding of     Student Affairs
Science Enrichment      in mathematics and science. MSEP is designed to help participating    $199,660 for 5 years from
Program (MSEP)          students make a smooth transition to university life by preparing     Crown Investments Corp.
                        them academically for their major areas of study. The program also    2009/10 final year of
                        helps students define their educational and career goals through      arrangement.
                        informative sessions led by local scientists and guest speakers.
                        During the school year, students will have the opportunity to
                        participate in sessions on indigenous knowledge and practices. In
                        addition, up to 10 participants will be awarded internships
                        providing summer employment with working scientists.

Aboriginal First Year   The goal of the program is to support students in all undergraduate Funded and managed by              Student Affairs
Experience Program      first year programs and to encourage students to consider all         Aboriginal Student Centre. See
(AFYEP)                 academic options on campus. AFYEP is based in the College of Arts ASC section for more details.
                        & Science and provides a gateway to programs available within the
                        College and other professional colleges and schools. The main
                        purpose of the program is to foster a sense of community among
                        Aboriginal students on campus. The AFYEP will help to create a
                        critical mass of Aboriginal students in selected courses required for
                        degrees in the professional colleges and for success in the College
                        of Arts & Science.

Summer University       The goal of the program is to support Aboriginal students in the      Funded and managed by            Student Affairs
Transition Program      transition to first year studies at the University of Saskatchewan.   Aboriginal Student Centre.
for Aboriginal          The Summer University Transition Program is a joint initiative        Almost cost-recovery as
Students                between the College of Arts & Science and the Aboriginal Students'    tuitions from enrolments are
                        Centre. It provides a foundation for programs available within the    applied against program costs.
                        College of Arts & Science as well as other direct entry colleges at
                        the University of Saskatchewan.




                                                                List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                   Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                      College of Arts and Science

Arts and Science      The Transition Program provides a supportive and close-knit                                        Student Affairs Not just for Aboriginal
Transition Program    learning environment that helps students make the jump from high                                                   students
                      school to university. This popular initiative has been designed
                      specifically for students whose high school grades fall below the
                      College of Arts & Science’s admission requirements. With small
                      classes – a maximum of 25 students – innovative instructors and
                      numerous other support and advising services, the Transition
                      Program equips its students with the tools they need to be
                      successful in the College of Arts & Science.

Academic Advising     This office provides Aboriginal students with academic counseling,   One ASPA Phase 1 base budget Student Affairs
Program for           program advising, funding agency information, support programs,      position (~$75,000 salary and
Aboriginal Students   and networking with other Aboriginal students. The office works in   benefits) and $10,000
                      partnership with other groups to establish methods to promote the    operating budget
                      successful completion of academic programs by Aboriginal students.

Indigenous Peoples    One of the key goals of IPJP is to foster interdisciplinary graduate Base budget funds of          Academic
and Justice Program   and undergraduate academic and research programs that explore $291,968/annum adjusted              Program
(IPJP)                Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous perspectives in the realms of annually for salary increases.
                      justice, law and social order.

Department of Native The Department was first established in 1983. It attempts to      Base budget funds of              Academic
Studies              promote academic and teaching excellence along with First Nations $776,928/annum adjusted           Program
                     scholarship and research. As well, it aspires to help facilitate  annually for salary increases
                     communications amongst national and international communities.




                                                              List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                 Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                          College of Arts and Science

Aboriginal Public      The general purpose of the program is to prepare Aboriginal and       Embedded in Dept. of Political   Academic
Administration         non-Aboriginal students for careers in the governmental and non- Studies                               Program
Program                governmental spheres of the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal sectors.
                       The program is designed to help students understand the unique
                       governance, administrative, management and policy issues in
                       Aboriginal communities, and also the impact of the operation of
                       current public institutions and processes on Aboriginal people. It is
                       also designed to help students understand the dynamic interactions
                       between Aboriginal and non‑Aboriginal governments and
                       communities. This program requires students to complete the
                       program requirements for either a B.A. 4-year or B.A. Honours in
                       Political Studies.

Sociology with a       This specialization provides students with an opportunity to        Embedded in Dept. of Sociology Academic
focus on Indigenous    combine discipline specific training with a focus on developing                                    Program
Peoples and Justice    understandings of Aboriginal justice and subject matter relevant to
                       Aboriginal communities. The Indigenous Peoples Justice Program in
                       sociology requires students to complete the program requirements
                       for either a B.A. 4-year or B.A. Honours in Sociology.

Archeology and         Courses in this department include: Plains Archeology, North          Embedded in Dept. of             Academic
Anthropology with a    American Plains Ethnography, and Oral History and Storytelling:       Archeology and Anthropology      Program
focus on Aboriginal    Anthropological Perspectives,
culture and history

English with a focus   Courses available in this area include: Indigenous Storytelling of the Embedded in Dept. of English    Academic
on Aboriginal          Prairies, The Emergence of Aboriginal Literature in Canada, and                                        Program
Literature             Contemporary North American Aboriginal Literature.


Aboriginal Justice and First established in 1991, this program is intended for students of   Embedded in Dept. of Sociology Academic
Criminology Program Native ancestry who are interested in issues of social justice and                                      Program
                       criminology. Graduates of the program receive a Bachelor of Arts
                       degree with a major in Sociology and concentration in Aboriginal
                       Justice and Criminology. ABJAC students can complete a 3-year
                       degree, 4-year degree or honours degree.




                                                                 List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                    Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                         College of Arts and Science

Community Planning     New (Council Approval 2009) - B.A. 4-year and B.A. Honours in                                Academic
and Native Studies     Community Planning and Native Studies.                                                       Program

Other                  The College of Arts and Science offers a variety of courses with                             Academic
Course/Program         Aboriginal content/focus in the following areas: Archeology and                              Program
Offerings with an      Anthropology, Art History, English, History, Indigenous Knowledge,
Aboriginal Focus       Northern Studies, Prairie Studies, Psychology, Regional and Urban
                       Planning, and Sociology
Canada Research       In 2001 Dr. Evelyn Peters was named the Tier 2 SSHRC Canada
Chair in The Urban    Research Chair in the Aboriginal Experience. Her research involves
Aboriginal Experience an examination of the socioeconomic circulmstances of Aboriginal
                      people living in urban areas and their quest for self-government.

Canada Research        In 2001 Dr. Jim Miller was names the Tier 1 SSHRC Canada Research
Chair in Native        Chair in Native Newcomer Relations. Dr. Miller's research involves a
Newcomer Relations     comprehensive study of the treaty-making process between
                       Europeans and Natives in Canada, covering the period from New
                       France to the present day.

Research Projects      The College of Arts and Science is home to a number of research                              Research
                       projects concentrating on Aboriginal issues. Projects include, but                           Programs
                       are not limited to Building Healthy, Sustainable Communities,
                       Health Research and Aboriginal Peoples, Aboriginal women's
                       healing from drug addiction, and Bridges and Foundations.




                                                                List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                   Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                        Edwards School of Business

Program               Description                                                            Funding                      Category          Special/Unique Features
Aboriginal Business   ABAC is designed to provide pathway programming for those                                           Academic
Administration        Aboriginal students who do not meet the admission criteria for                                      Program
Certificate (ABAC)    direct admission or transfer admission to the undergraduate
                      program and for those Aboriginal students who wish to obtain a
                      certificate in business but do not want to study in a four year
                      degree program.
Scotiabank MBA        An initiative designed to encourage the next generation of                                          Academic
Bridging Initiative   Aboriginal business leaders to consider upgrading their skills with                                 Program
                      an MBA from the U of S. The 5-day program provides potential
                      MBA candidates with GMAT preparation and professional
                      networking opportunities and activities.

RAWLCO Resource       The Edwards School of Business has the only dedicated space for                                     Student Affairs
Room                  Aboriginal students in business schools across Canada. Students
                      can use the centre for studying, meeting with groups on projects,
                      research resources, reading a daily newspaper subscription, or
                      using one of the dedicated computers. The centre is equipped with
                      computers, resource material, telephone, fridge, a lounge area, and
                      the offices of the Director of Aboriginal Initiatives and the Rawlco
                      Aboriginal Business Student Services Assistants.

RAWLCO Resource       This award is available to any self-identified Aboriginal business                                  Student Affairs
Centre Fund           student in the Edwards School of Business at the University of
Emergency Financial   Saskatchewan. The award provides assistance to Aboriginal
Assistance            business students whose ability to continue their education in the
                      Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Saskatchewan
                      is in immediate jeopardy because of a shortage of funds. Bursaries
                      can be any value up to a maximum of $1,000 per student during
                      their time enrolled as a business student at ESB.




                                                                   List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                      Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                        Edwards School of Business

Professional          Aboriginal business students enrolled in the Edwards School of                                      Student Affairs
Development Fund      Business at the University of Saskatchewan have opportunities
                      throughout their academic career to be involved in a variety of
                      activities that can support their academic success as well as develop
                      their professional network. Attending conferences, speaker nights,
                      luncheons and other training engagements or becoming a student
                      member of a professional organizations or board are all activities
                      that will be supported by the Rawlco Professional Development
                      Fund.
Elder Services        The ESB-Aboriginal Initiative provides assistance to students                                       Student Affairs
                      seeking the support of an Elder. This support comes in the form of
                      financial assistance, finding an elder, and arranging a meeting.

Aboriginal Business A program aimed at promoting business education to Aboriginal                                         Community
Student Ambassadors youth, developing professional networks, and role modelling and                                       Outreach
                    mentoring
Grade 12 Math B30     ESB in partnership with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School                                       Community
and C30               Board offer a Grade 12 math program on campus available to all                                      Outreach
                      students of Aboriginal ancestry.

Cultural Events       The ESB offers a number of cultural events throughout the school                                    Cultural
                      year. Some of these events include a Round Dance, Prayer                                            Programs
                      Ceremony, Sweat Lodge Ceremony and a Bannock Chat lunch.

Aboriginal Business   On of the key functions of the society is to engage students and the                                Student Affairs
Students Society      business community to build bridges to improve the economic
                      contributions of Aboriginal people and provide social opportunities
                      to gather with peers.




                                                                   List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                      Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                             College of Dentistry
Program              Description                                                         Funding                       Category        Special/Unique Features
Aboriginal Equity    Three first year spaces are reserved for persons of Canadian        n/a                           Student Affairs
Access Program       Aboriginal ancestry. Applicants must meet the minimum admission
                     requirements – a cumulative weighted average of 75% or greater in
                     the two best 30 credit unit years and an overall average of no less
                     than 70% in the required pre-dentistry courses. Applicants must
                     achieve an acceptable rating on the interview and complete the
                     Dental Aptitude Test (DAT).

Northern Dental      In conjunction with the Northern Saskatchewan Dental Therapy       Funded through the First       Community
Program              Program (offered through FNUC), the College of Dentistry offers an Nation University of Canada    Outreach
                     outreach program to Northern Communities. Fourth year dental       (FNUC) via Health Canada
                     students provide a range of dental services to communities that
                     have no access to dentists. The program runs in February and
                     March, lasting eight weeks with each pair of students spending two
                     weeks in the northern communities. In 2008, students travelled to
                     Sandy Bay and Fond de Lac.
Dental Clinic        The Dental Clinic offers a full array of services at reduced rates.                               Community
                     Most of the clinic's clients are inner city residents, many of whom                               Outreach
                     are Aboriginal.
Dental Clinic -      Every Thursday morning during the school year, children from inner Partially subsidized out of    Community
Pedodontic Program   city schools are bused to the clinic to receive a fully array of dental general clinic revenues   Outreach
                     services.




                                                              List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                 Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                              College of Education
Program                Description                                                         Funding                          Category     Special/Unique Features
Aboriginal Teacher     The ATEPs are educational programs to help students of Aboriginal                                    Academic
Education Programs     ancestry become certified teachers. The College of Educaiton                                         Program
(ATEPs)                (sometimes in conjunction with other institutions) offers a number
                       of different programs designed to meet the need of students and
                       the communities in which they will teach. These include: the Indian
                       Teacher Education Program (ITEP), including students from the
                       Aurora College Teacher Education Program (ACTEP) in the
                       Northwest Territories; the Northern Teacher Education Program
                       (NORTEP); and the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education
                       Program (SUNTEP).
                       ITEP - this program is designed for Aboriginal students and is        Yearly funding from INAC of   Academic
                       offered though the U of S.                                            ~$458,000, ~$100,000 from the Program
                                                                                             Aurora contract and ~$225,000
                                                                                             base budget funding

                       NORTEP - an off-campus program based in LaRonge which is              Funded from external sources   Academic
                       offered jointly by the U of S and the University of Regina            (NORTEP) based on actual       Program
                                                                                             program cost and overhead -
                                                                                             ~$76,000
                       ACTEP - the College of Education participates in this Education                                      Academic
                       Program which leads to a teaching certificate granted by the                                         Program
                       Department of Education, Northwest Territories.

                       SUNTEP - this program designed for Metis and non-status               Funded from Gabriel Dumont       Academic
                       Aboriginal students is offered both in Prince Albert and Saskatoon.   Institute based on actual        Program
                       Gabriel Dumont Institute runs this program with involvement by        program cost and overhead,
                       the College of Education                                              exclusive of tuition, ~$410,000.

Aboriginal Education   AERC seeks to explore and develop success strategies for learning     2008/09 - $137,000 actual cost. Research
Research Centre        and education of Aboriginal peoples. Through partnerships with        $126,000 from external sources Programs
(AERC)                 scholars, faculty, students, community-based organizations,           and $8,400 from Academic
                       schools, federal and provincial governments, AERC is working to       Priority Fund.
                       build stronger, inclusive relationships among those involved with
                       Aboriginal education.

Beadwork               A professional development program to help non-Aboriginal faculty New initiative - funding is being Cultural
                       work with Aboriginal students and/or ways of knowing in all their sought through PCIP               Programs
                       courses.
                                                                List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                   Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                            College of Education

Land-based Delivery This program is conceptualized as a series of land-based summer         Funded by the Grant as well as Academic   Winner of the 2009
of M.Ed in Ed       institutes where students take graduate level courses framed            college operating budget.      Program    Provost's Project Grant
Foundations program within an Indigenous paradigm and taught by Indigenous faculty.                                                   for innovation in
                    Students are expected to involve themselves in all aspects of living                                              Teaching and Learning
                    in community, from meal preparation, to physical activity, to quiet
                    reflection, and to contributions of traditional Indigenous
                    Knowledge.

Research Projects     The AERC is involved with a host of research projects including: an                                 Research
                      Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre; Learning Indigenous Science                                   Programs
                      from Place; Comprehending and Nourishing the Learning Spirit; and
                      Developing a Holistic Approach for a Virtual Aboriginal Health
                      Training Centre of Excellence in Saskatchewan.




                                                               List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                  Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                         College of Engineering
Program            Description                                                       Funding                     Category    Special/Unique Features
Northern Schools   Northern Student Campus Visits - multiple-day cross-campus tours, 100% funded by CAPES        Community
Initiatives        demonstrations, and hands-on experiences in a range of science-                               Outreach
                   related departments in the colleges of Engineering, Arts and
                   Science, Agriculture and Bioresources, and Medicine, as well as
                   research organizations such as the Canadian Light Source and the
                   Saskatchewan Research Council.

                   Northern Science Ambassadors - Pairs of senior undergraduate           100% funded by CAPES   Community
                   engineering, science, and/or education students travel to northern                            Outreach
                   communities to spend one week or more in each community
                   providing hands-on experiences for middle and high school
                   students in a variety of science-related disciplines. In 2009, about
                   600 students were serviced in eight schools/six communities (La
                   Loche, La Ronge, Buffalo Narrows, Beauval, Pinehouse, and
                   Cumberland House).
                   Engineers AMASE (Advocating Math and Science Enrichment) -             100% funded by CAPES   Community
                   supports specific, short- or long-term engineering/science projects                           Outreach
                   identified by an individual northern school as being of relevance
                   and interest to them. Projects to date include: design and
                   construction of an energy-efficient house in Cumberland House
                   (the “Pisim” Project); designing a better skiff using computer
                   engineering software at Pinehouse Lake; Engineering Day at
                   Charlebois Community School; and a solar/wind demonstration
                   project site with Churchill Community High School in La Ronge.
                   Counselor-in-Training Program for Northern Students - A program 100% funded by CAPES          Community
                   designed to give northern high school students an opportunity to:                             Outreach
                   1) gain valuable volunteer experience for their resumes; 2) mentor
                   younger students while learning themselves; 3) familiarize students
                   with the university campus; and 4) receive a tuition credit should
                   they decide to attend the University of Saskatchewan in the future.

                   Northern Administration Students Association (NASA) - provides         100% funded by CAPES   Community
                   support and advice for the student-run and recently ratified NASA                             Outreach
                   group, a social networking group that eases the transition for
                   northern students to university life in a city. Also provides tutoring
                   services and a laptop loan program.


                                                            List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
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                                                                           College of Engineering

Province-Wide          myWISEmentor Program - an email mentoring program for girls age 100% funded by CAPES              Community
Initiatives            11-18 interested in science and engineering. Although this is a                                   Outreach
                       province-wide initiative, we will be primarily targeting high-
                       Aboriginal populations including the north.

                       Saskatchewan Science Network - The SSN profiles outreach              100% funded by CAPES        Community
                       organizations across Saskatchewan in science-related areas, lists                                 Outreach
                       professional development opportunities for teachers, and features
                       a different scientist every month to educate and inform students
                       about the kinds of careers that are available in science and
                       engineering. Promoted particularly up north and occasionally
                       profile Aboriginal scientists.

                       Light, Sound and Energy Experiments - PHYSICS 20 classes across       100% funded by CAPES        Community
                       the province are invited to visit the Department of Electrical and                                Outreach
                       Computer Engineering to participate in curriculum-relevant hands-
                       on experiments and demonstrations in the areas of light, sound,
                       and energy. Funds are available to teachers to subsidize travel
                       expenses. Approximately 100 northern students participated in
                       this program in 2008.

SciFi for Aboriginal   SciFi is a non-profit organization that operates various programs     Funded through sponsorship    Community
Students               that promote science and engineering to children through science      and private funding (Cameco, Outreach
                       camps, clubs and workshops. Since 2002, SciFi has delivered science   Areva, Athabasca Health
                       and technology programming to communities in Northern                 Authority), ACTUA funding and
                       Saskatchewan. Northern programs included workshops to                 camp registration fees
                       classrooms in Wollaston Lake, Uranium City, Fond du Lac, Black
                       Lake, and Stony Rapids and week long camps to all these Northern
                       communities with the exception of Uranium City. In total, programs
                       in the Athabasca basin reached nearly 400 youth in 2008.




                                                               List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                  Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                        College of Kinesiology
Program            Description                                                           Funding                       Category    Special/Unique Features
Community School   Providing inner city youth the opportunity to participate in athletic 5 year funding from Dr. Kay   Community
Program            programs at the PAC, the Community Schools Program began as a Nasser                                Outreach
                   small summer activity program with 25 youth. In 1996 the program
                   gained full-time status accommodating three schools per semester.
                   In 2009 the program expanded to include all 17 community schools
                   in Saskatoon. Youth participate in aquatics, gymnastics and tennis,
                   at the PAC.




                                                           List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                              Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                                                                    College of Law
Program                Description                                                               Funding                       Category              Special/Unique Features
Native Law Centre      The Centre's objectives are to (1) provide and promote access to          U of S - $400,000/year; Law   Academic              A unique national native
                       high quality legal education for Aboriginal people throughout             Foundations of BC, AB, MN, ON Program               law research, education
                       Canada and to provide a positive example of Aboriginal legal              - $50,000/year; First Nations                       and publishing
                       education internationally, (2) undertake and promote legal                Tax Commission -                                    enterprise on matters
                       research and interdisciplinary legal research of Aboriginal or            $179,000/year; Law                                  related to aboriginal law
                       Indigenous matters, (3) publish legal reference and scholarly             Foundation of Saskatchewan -
                       materials that reflect a wide range of Aboriginal legal and               $90,000/year
                       interdisciplinary legal subjects, (4) serve as a specialist resource on
                       Aboriginal legal issues and (5) foster relationships and collaboration
                       for mutual enrichment and for joint work on Indigenous issues.


Program of Legal       The PLSNP is offered through the Native Law Centre at the                 Primarily self-funded through     Academic          A unique program in
Studies for Native     University of Saskatchewan and is open to Aboriginal students from        tuition revenue, staff salaries   Program           Canada providing an
People                 across Canada. It offers a Property law course and full academic          included in Native Law Centre                       opportunity for
                       support to prepare Aboriginal students for success in law school. It      budget; Grant from the Law                          Aboriginal students for
                       is also designed to provide an alternative means for Aboriginal           Foundation of NWT.                                  entry into Canadian law
                       students to be admitted to law school; to increase the number of                                                              schools through a pre-
                       Aboriginal professionals in the legal community; and to study                                                                 law educational program
                       Aboriginal issues in legal education
Scholarships (Native   The Harvey Bell Memorial Prize (for Native Graduates in Law) and                                            Student Affairs
Law Centre)            Roger Carter Scholarship Awards.




Scholarships (College The College of Law provides a number of graduate fellowships in    Rhodes Fellowships - $50,000              Student Affairs Unparalleled financial
of Law)               Law, funded by Ron Rhodes, especially for LLM students of          per year; Law Foundation                                  support targetted
                      Aboriginal ancestry. As well, the College of Law provides a number Fellowships - $60,000 per year                            specifically to support
                      of graduate fellowships in Law for LLM students studying in the                                                              Aboriginal graduate
                      field of Aboriginal Law                                                                                                      students in law and to
                                                                                                                                                   support research and
                                                                                                                                                   scholarhsip in Aboriginal
                                                                                                                                                   Law




                                                                 List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
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                                                                                  College of Law

Summer Program         The College of Law funds three scholarships for students who make Rhodes Scholarships - three, at Academic          Special funding to
Scholarships           the greatest contribution to the summer program                   $1,000 each                     Program           support summer
                                                                                                                                           students in the program
                                                                                                                                           and to promote the
                                                                                                                                           values fo the summer
                                                                                                                                           program
LL.M with a focus on   The LL.M focus on Aboriginal Law makes available to graduate                                        Academic
Aboriginal Law         students a unique strength of the College of Law                                                    Program

College of Law         The College of Law operates an Academic Support Program in the         College of Law resources -   Academic        The Academic Support
Academic Support       first year program and an upper year 'Academic Support' course         $10,000 to $15,000           Program         program is unique in
Program                offering to assist law students of Aboriginal ancestry, and others, in                                              Canada in its
                       the course of their studies toward an LLB degree.                                                                   commitment to
                                                                                                                                           supporting students for
                                                                                                                                           whom the academic
                                                                                                                                           experience in Law may
                                                                                                                                           be a particular challenge.

Tea and Bannock                                                                            Joint Funding between College   Student Affairs A unique program to
                       The College of Law, in partnership with the Aboriginal Law Students and Provincial Court of SK -                    engage Aboriginal law
                       Associationa and the Provincial Court, host "Tea and Bannock"       $1,000 per year                                 students with the
                       sessions between the judges and students of Aboriginal ancestry.                                                    judiciary in informal and
                       The purpose of this is to provide mentoring, cultural exchange and                                                  educational learning
                       an opportunity for students to become more acquainted with the                                                      opportunities.
                       administration of justice and the judiciary
Aboriginal Law                                                                             College of Law - $1,250         Student Affairs A unique event to
Students Graduation    In addition to the College of Law Graduation, the law school                                                        honour the
Banquet                celebrates and contributes to a special Graduation event each year                                                  achievements of our
                       to celebrate, with their families, the accomplishments of LLB                                                       Aboriginal graduates.
                       recipients of Aboriginal ancestry




                                                                List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
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                                                                                College of Law

Student Participation Each autumn, the College provides funding for up to 4 students to     College of Law - $2,000   Student Affairs The College of Law is the
in the Annual         attend the annual Conference of the Indigenous Bar Association of                                               only law school in
Conference of the     Canada                                                                                                          Canada that helps to
Indigenous Bar                                                                                                                        fund the attendance of
Association                                                                                                                           its Aboriginal law
                                                                                                                                      students to attend the
                                                                                                                                      annual National
                                                                                                                                      Conference of the
                                                                                                                                      Indigenous Bar
                                                                                                                                      Association.
CLASSIC                Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City Inc                               Community
                       which runs out of White Buffalo Youth Lodge. The purpose of                                    Outreach
                       CLASSIC is to provide legal assistance to low-income, historically
                       disadvantaged Saskatchewan residents (with particular attention to
                       the needs of Aboriginal peoples) through a legal clinic that meets
                       the needs of the community. This provides students with clinical
                       experience, new insights into the social reality of law, and also
                       fosters ethic of social justice and cultural understanding.



Aboriginal Law         A student group aimed at providing academic and social support of                              Student Affairs
Students Association   Aboriginal students, promote legal education for Aboriginal people
(ALSA)                 in a culturally-sensitive learning environment and represent the
                       academic and professional interests of Aboriginal students in the
                       College of Law.




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                                                                             College of Medicine
Program               Description                                                           Funding                     Category        Special/Unique Features
Aboriginal Equity     10% of first-year spaces (9/84 seats for 2010 entry) are reserved for                             Student Affairs
Program               persons of Canadian Aboriginal descent with a preference for
                      applicants meeting the Saskatchewan residency requirement

Aboriginal Speakers   Speakers are invited to give presentations dealing with Aboriginal   Base budget - $10,000/year   Cultural
Series                perspectives/issues in the field of medicine.                                                     Programs
Aboriginal Student  Students interested in medicine wanting to gain exposure to the        in-kind                      Student Affairs
Mentorship Program  health-care field may participate in the Aboriginal Student
                    Mentorship Program. The College of Medicine will arrange for
                    students to spend either a ½ or full day with a physician giving
                    students the opportunity to meet medical students, doctors,
                    and/or other health care workers
Pre-Medicine Awards Pre-Medicine Awards have been developed by the College of              Base budget - $22,000/year   Student Affairs
for Aboriginal      Medicine with the College of Arts and Science, U of S and the
Students            Faculty of Science and Aboriginal Student Centre, U of R. Awards
                    are available to students entering or continuing university and are
                    valued at $1000 and $2500 respectively. The first awards were
                    made in 2003-04 to U of S students and were expanded to U of R
                    students in 2007-08.
Clinical chair in   This is a new position that is being actively recruited.               tba                          Academic
Aboriginal health                                                                                                       Program
(internal medicine)
Faculty position in This is a new position.                                                tba                          Academic
Academic Family                                                                                                         Program
Medicine focused on
Aboriginal health

NAPN/M                See description under Nursing                                        Base budget - $30,000        Academic
                                                                                                                        Program
Northern Medical      Northern Medical Services works towards equitable, accessible                                     Community
Services              health care in Saskatchewan's North. In northern communities the                                  Outreach
                      physician's role is much more than the clinical care of patients.
                      Liaison with other health-care personnel, local community
                      committees and other agencies providing services to the
                      community is essential. NMS works cooperatively with both
                      Regional Health Authority Boards and Tribal Councils in the
                      provision of these services.

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                                                                             College of Medicine

Adhoc projects        The College of Medicine regularly participates in a variety of adhoc Varies - $1,000-$8,000/year      Student Affairs
                      initiatives aimed at increasing Aboriginal enrolment in the program. funded by the College of
                      Some past projects have included: (1) Support for the Indigenous     Medicine.
                      Physician Association Mentorship Program Conference, (2)
                      Aboriginal Health Sciences Camp, (3) attendance at Aboriginal
                      workshop and conferences.

Aboriginal Summer     Aboriginal students who are working towards meeting College of     Externally funded by STC           Student Affairs
Student positions     Medicine admission requirements have the opportunity to work for ($5,000-16,000/year) and HC-
                      the College as a summer student. Two programs currently exist, (1) FNIHB ($10,000 -12,000/year)
                      the Summer Student Employment Program funded by the
                      Saskatoon Tribal Council and (2) Indian Health Careers Program,
                      funded by Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch

Pre-Health            The Pre-Health Professions (PHP) High School Club is a partnership     Funded externally by Ministry Student Affairs
Professions Club      between the University of Saskatchewan, Colleges of Medicine,          of Health ($100,000/year),
                      Nursing and Pharmacy, University of Regina, First Nations              AEEL ($45,000 one-time
                      University of Canada and participating regional health authorities     funding) and First Nations and
                      (RHA), school divisions and their communities. The PHP Club and        Inuit Health ($47,500 one-time
                      the partners, provide career development opportunities for             funding).
                      Aboriginal high school students within medicine, nursing and
                      pharmacy professions.
Student Wellness      SWITCH is a student run program which offers clinical services and                                    Community
Initiative Toward     health promotion programming to Saskatoon's inner city residents,                                     Outreach
Community Health      many of whom are Aboriginal. In partnership with Community
(SWITCH)              Health Services, SWITCH's vision is to maintain an operating,
                      interdisciplinary student-run health clinich in conjunction with
                      health professionals and community partners. This is done by
                      extending the hours of the West Side Community Clinic.

Canada Research       In 2005 Dr. Sylvia Abonyi became the Teir 2 CIHR Canada Research
Chair in Aboriginal   Chair in Aboriginal Health. Her research involved exploring the role
Health                of culture in health, particularly of Aboriginal peoples.




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Aboriginal, Rural and An interprofessional, student led initiative whose mission is to raise                         Community
Remote Health Group awareness of and promote an interdisciplinary approach to                                        Outreach
                      Aboriginal, rural, and remote health issues. The group also raises
                      awareness in Aboriginal youth of careers in the health sciences and
                      related fields. The group's approach is through
                      professional/educational opportunities through experiential
                      learning, outreach, and peer education.




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                                                                             College of Nursing
Program              Description                                                          Funding                        Category   Special/Unique Features
Native Access        The NAPN/M is a support and retention service for Aboriginal         College of Nursing, operating  Academic   The Prince Albert NEPS
Program to Nursing   Nursing students enrolled in the Nursing Education Program of        $36,000/year; College of       Program    site takes in close to 40
(NAPN)               Saskatchewan (N.E.P.S.). NAPN/M provides support at the College      Medicine, $30,000/year;                   Aboriginal students each
                     of Nursing, on the UofS campus, as well as at the Nursing Division   Advanced Education and                    year. This site also
                     at SIAST Kelsey and SIAST Wascana. Support is also available for     Employment, $48,000/year,                 includes unique support
                     Aboriginal students enrolled in the Post-Registration Program and    and Health Canada                         services and cultural
                     the Master's Program at the College of Nursing. In 2005, NAPN        $135,000/year. All external               programming such as
                     began providing similar services to Aboriginal Medical and Pre-      funds are negotiable and term.            Elder services, Pow
                     Medical students.                                                                                              Wows, sweat lodges,
                                                                                                                                    moon ceremonies, pipe
                                                                                                                                    ceremonies and feast
                                                                                                                                    celebrations as well as
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                                                                  College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

Program               Description                                                 Funding                            Category        Special/Unique Features
Education Equity      The goal of the College’s Education Equity Program is to    n/a                                Student Affairs
Program for           encourage Aboriginal students to enroll in and graduate
Aboriginal Students   from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. Each year
                      there are four spaces in the first year of the Pharmacy
                      program, and two positions in the first year of the
                      Nutrition program for qualified Saskatchewan Aboriginal
                      students. In addition, in past years a number of Aboriginal
                      students have also been admitted to the Pharmacy
                      program, outside of the Education Equity Program.

Recruitment of        The College advertises the Pharmacy and Nutrition             Approximately $500/year for    Student Affairs
Aboriginal Students   undergraduate programs in the U of S Aboriginal Students'     placing advertisements, funded
                      Handbook and Eagle Feather News. We also take part in         by the College's Admissions
                      Aboriginal Career Fairs, which are facilitated by NAPN/M      Fund
                      (please see below).
                      The College's Administrative Officer Academic is involved     Club funded by Ministry of
                      in the new Pre-Health Professions Club (full day              Health, AEEL and First Nations
                      meeting/year) to present and discuss programs and             and Inuit Health
                      careers in the health sciences; the sessions have been well
                      attended by Aboriginal students.




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                                                                  College of Pharmacy and Nutrition

Diversity/Cultural   The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition has done much to        P-CITE Grant for Trevor Wilson   Cultural
Competence           integrate cultural competence into the curricula. Most                                         Programs and
Initiatives for      notable in these endeavours was a consultation by Trevor      IHCS Grant or other sources of   Curriculum
Pharmacy and         Wilson, Global Human Equity Strategist and author.            funding for 2010 project         Development
Nutrition Faculty,   Trevor Wilson also helped the College develop best
Staff and Students   practice initiatives related to culturally sensitive health
                     care delivery.

                     In 2009 the College applied for a grant from the
                     Interprofessional Health Collaborative of Saskatchewan to
                     1) design, implement and evaluate a series of learning
                     modules: Cultural Competence for Healthcare
                     Professionals, that together, address
                     the theme of cultural competency training for an
                     interdisciplinary group of students enrolled in the
                     pharmacy and nutrition program, and 2) make
                     recommendations for its future use across the
                     curriculum. The study will integrate these modules
                      into two 3rd year Pharmacy and Nutrition courses
                     (NUTR 310.3 Food, Culture and Human Nutrition, and
                     PHARM 216.3 Foundations of Pharmacy – Introductions to
                     Pharmacy and the Health Care System).

Indigenous           Examples include (1) Focus on communications with            Operating costs of academic       Academic
Knowledge and        diverse audiences and enhancing students' knowledge and programs                               Programs
Experiences in       skills that recognize cultural and personal variability. (2)
Pharmacy Classes     Drug therapies for populations at risk, tailored to the
                     Saskatchewan population. (3) Determinants of health,
                     including discussion of socioeconomic factors, and
                     historical factors that impact on health of Aboriginal
                     people. (4) Year 2 PBL (problem-based-learning) on
                     Aboriginal
                     Health and Healing, involving students in Pharmacy,
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Indigenous           Service learning has provided opportunities for individual      Operating costs of academic        Academic
Knowledge and        students to be involved with Aboriginal communities and         programs                           Programs
Experiences in       agencies.
Pharmacy Structured
Practice Experiences
Program

Indigenous             Examples include: (1) Aboriginal health in several courses.   Operating costs of academic        Academic
Knowledge and          (2) Focus of NUTR 310.3 Food, Culture and Human               programs                           Programs
Experiences in         Nutrition is diversity. Included are topics such as food
Nutrition Classes in   traditions, nutrition transition and food security for        Priscilla Settee, Associate
Years 1-3              indigenous people, First Nations history, worldview,          Professor of Native Studies,
                       traditional diets/changes. (3) Food production course         contributes her expertise to the
                       includes diversity considerations in menu planning for        NUTR 310 class
                       long term and special care homes. (4) Experiential learning
                       is the focus of the Year 2 and 3 Nutrition Professional
                       Practice courses, with students working together with
                       Aboriginal adults and children in community agencies,
                       community schools, health region programs, Tribal
                       Councils and programs such as the Canada Prenatal
                       Nutrition Program. (5) Year 2 PBL (problem-based-
                       learning) on Aboriginal Health and Healing, involving
                       students in Nutrition, Pharmacy, Medicine, Physical
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Indigenous              Year 4 Interns placed with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health   Operating costs of academic   Academic
Knowledge and           Region (1/2 of the class) are provided with "Aboriginal   programs                      Programs
Experiences in          Awareness" training session at the beginning of
Nutrition Year 4        Internship.
Internship              Year 4 Interns placed with the Saskatoon Health Region
                        (1/2 of class) participate in a "Cultivating Change"
                        workshop, about changing the way health care
                        professionals look at the community they serve and
                        celebrating diversity. It challenges assumptions and
                        misconceptions, investigates the historical roots of
                        contemporary health issues and leaves participants
                        thinking forward towards change.
                        Interns in both RQHR and SHR spend 1-3 weeks training
                        with Dietitians employed by First Nations communities.

Involvement with the    NAPN/M has been generous and collaborative in involving Not at present                  Student Affairs
Native Access           the College in its programming (e.g., recruitment
Program for             initiatives, support for our College’s Aboriginal students
Nursing/Medicine        when needed). Our College facilitates finding of tutors for
                        students in the NAPN/M program studying Nutrition and
                        Pharmacology, and NAPN/M has provided support for an
                        Aboriginal student from our College. The College is
                        looking forward in future to officially being part of a
                        Native Access Program for Health Sciences.

Contribution to the  For a number of years, Nutrition 120.3 Basic Nutrition has AFYEP                           Academic
Aboriginal First Yearbeen included in the AFYEP, and we will be meeting this                                    Programs
Experience Program   term with the Coordinator of the program to plan for
                     2010-2011. The Nutrition course has been taken by
                     students in Nursing, Education, and Arts and Science.
                     Additional support is provided to the students through
                     group and one-on-one tutorials. The goal of the AFYEP is
                     to support Aboriginal students in first year courses and to
                     encourage them to consider all academic options on
                     campus.
Research Initiatives Through the AFYEP and other programs, we have had           AFYEP and IPHRC                Research
                     Aboriginal students employed as summer research                                            Programs
                     students.
Indigenous Knowledge in Nutrition Year 4 Internship
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                                                          Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Program             Description                                                         Funding                 Category        Special/Unique Features
Aboriginal Access   Two seats are reservered for Aboriginal students. To be accepted                            Student Affairs
Program             into the College under this program, students must self-declare and
                    meet the same requirements as mainstream students, including the
                    interview. Students may come from any of the four provinces under
                    the interprovincial agreement. The College also accepts up to one
                    student per year from the Terretories. This student if often
                    Aboriginal but does not need to self-declare.




Alumni              An alumni of the WCVM, Dr. Candace Grier-Lowe was a recipient of
                    a 2009 National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Dr. Grier-Lowe is a
                    member of Norway House First Nation and grew up in Winnipeg.




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                                                                                        Library

Program              Description                                                              Funding                           Category        Special/Unique Features
Collections          The University Library, through its seven branch libraries               $95,000/year salary costs for     Student Affairs
                     (Education, Engineering, Law, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences,         the Indigenous Studies Liaison
                     Murray and Veterinary Medicine) holds significant collections,           Librarian
                     which support Aboriginal scholarship, learning and research. In
                     addition, the University Library has access to extensive electronic
                     resources available through remote access. The library's most
                     significant collection in support of Aboriginal scholarship is
                     available through the iPortal (see below). To complement its
                     facilities, resources and collections, the University Library has an
                     extensive liaison librarian program. Liaison librarians (including the
                     iPortal Librarian and the Indigenous Studies Librarian) provide a
                     range of professional services in support of student and faculty
                     teaching, learning and research, including the teaching of
                     information literacy skills and library instruction.

Indigenous Studies   The iPortal is a digital library that links to more than 19,000 full-text $330,000/year salary costs for   Research       The iPortal is a valuable
Portal Information   online resources related to the interdisciplinary field of Indigenous iPortal faculty and staff            Program        resource across Canada,
Sheet                Studies. These resources consist of articles, e-books, theses, book       complement                                      with 13 other
                     reviews, websites, film recordings and archival documents such as                                                         institutions linking to
                     photos, correspondence, and transcripts of round table hearings.                                                          iPortal resources so that
                                                                                                                                               their patrons can link
                                                                                                                                               directly to iPortal.
                                                                                                                                               Carleton University
                                                                                                                                               Library has recently
                                                                                                                                               blogged the iPortal as an
                                                                                                                                               important resource for
                                                                                                                                               their Aboriginal Studies
                                                                                                                                               and Canadian Studies
                                                                                                                                               clientele.




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                                                                    Aboriginal Student Centre

Program          Description                                                             Funding                          Category        Special/Unique Features
                 Established in 1991, the primary objectives of the ASC include          The University base budget       Student Affairs
                 increasing the retention and success rates of Aboriginal students at    covers the salaries of one full-
                 the University. The ASC has developed an Aboriginal Achievement         time manager and one full-
                 Model which includes a number of initiatives (see below) aimed at       time office administrator, as
                 increasing the success rates of Aboriginal students.                    well as space for the centre.
                                                                                         The remaining budget is made
                                                                                         up of external grants from
                                                                                         agencies such as Crown
                                                                                         Investment Corporation ($1M
                                                                                         for 5 years), IAND funds ($330K
                                                                                         for 3 years), SaskEnergy ($280K
                                                                                         over 3 years) and Cameco
                                                                                         ($380K over 2 years). PCIP has
                                                                                         also provided funds for a
                                                                                         resource coordinator, student
                                                                                         advisor and academic
                                                                                         coordinator ($141K for 5 years)




ASC Student      The ASC Student Handbook is a high quality daily planner and is                                        Student Affairs
Handbook         considered by many to be the best on campus. It is available free of
                 charge to first year and upper year Aboriginal students attending
                 the U of S. The Handbook provides students with (1) easy access to
                 pertinent information, (2) information on the support programs
                 and services available, (3) monthly and daily planners and (4) a list
                 of the spring and fall Aboriginal Graduates.

Elder Services   Two elders who provide spiritual teachings and counseling are                                          Student Affairs
                 available on campus. Bannock and soup are provided, compliments
                 of the ASC.




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                                                                          Aboriginal Student Centre

Life Skills Coach   Life Skills Coaches are available to all Aboriginal students. A Life                            Student Affairs
                    Skills Coach is a trained, caring professional who is able to facilitate
                    groups, model and evaluate skills and support individualized
                    learning. Coaches work from their hearts, demonstrating with their
                    lives, their growth, and through their range of emotion and depth
                    of experience, the effective use of the skills that they offer to their
                    participants.
Tutoring            The ASC, with the help of Crown Investment Corporation, provides                                Student Affairs
                    a tutoring program designed to help out all Aboriginal students in
                    need of tutoring. The program has approximately 15 tutors in the
                    areas of Chemistry, Biology, Cree, Sociology, Native Studies, Math,
                    Physics, English, Statistics and Economics.

Annual Powwow       A welcoming powwow for all new and returning students to the U                                  Cultural
                    of S.                                                                                           Programs
Money Matters       The ASC provides assistance to Aboriginal students on financial                                 Student Affairs
                    issues. Services includes information and applications for
                    scholarships, bursaries and awards, student loans, emergency loans
                    and band funding.
Aboriginal          A pilot project for First Nation youth from the Meadow Lake Tribal Partnership with Meadow Lake Student Affairs
Mentorship Pilot    Council communities entering Grade 9, 10 or 11. This camp, held at Tribal Council and the ASC (in-
Program             the U of S, consists of fun, recreational activities which focus on kind)
                    careers in mathematics and the sciences.




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                                                                                    All Other

College      Program              Description                                                             Funding                        Category   Special/Unique Features
CCDE         Indigenous Peoples   The Indigenous Peoples Program (IPP) was established in 1988. It        Annual budget of $190,000.     Cultural
             Program              has achieved recognition for its conferences and workshops, and as      This comes from 70% external   Programs
                                  a publisher and research unit. IPP works primarily with                 grants, 20% scholarships and
                                  organizations and institutions to provide educational opportunities     10% tution.
                                  and promote programs toward improving social and economic
                                  conditions for Indigenous peoples locally and globally. Events run
                                  through the IPP include a) Aboriginal Music Festival and Career Fair,
                                  b) Cree Immersion Classes, c) Art and Culture Aboriginal Youth
                                  Leadership Training Retreat, d) Eagle Eye Video Project, e) Green
                                  Economic Conference, f) American Indigenous Food Symposium, g)
                                  Iskwewak Youth Leadership, and h) Aboriginal Professional
                                  Development Conference. As well, the IPP, in any given year,
                                  connects wtih over 300 different organizations, corporations, and
                                  businesses. Working primarily with Indigenous peoples around
                                  Saskatoon and area, the IPP builds leadership, sustainable
                                  development and cultural skills that address social and economic
                                  issues.

Johnson-      Canada Research     The Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy has, as part
Shoyama       Chair               of their faculty complement, a tier 2 SSHRC Canada Research Chair
Graduate                          in Indentity and Diversity: The Aboriginal Experience, which is held
School of                         by Dr. Evelyn Peters.
Public Policy


             Academic Course      Professor Peters teaches a course, entitled Aboriginal Peoples and
                                  Public Policy . This course attempts to build a basis for
                                  understanding key debates in such public policy fields by focusing
                                  first on historic legacy of contact between Aboriginal peoples and
                                  settler populations. The course also covers contemporary
                                  developments, including constitutional negotiations, influential
                                  court cases, urbanization, comprehensive claims and self-
                                  government.




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                                                                                            All Other

Inter-        Aboriginal Health        A summer camp for Aboriginal youth interested in pursuing a                 Sponsored by the Meadow          Community
Collegial     Science Camps            career in a health related field. The camp provides participants with       Lake Tribal council and the      Outreach
Programs                               an introduction to university life and the health professions along         Aboriginal Student Centre (in-
                                       with life skills and physical activities. Participation is free of charge   kind).

President's   Special Advisor on       The advisor is responsible for facilitating the University's Aboriginal Funded by the Univesity              Coordination
Office        Aboriginal Initiatives   initiatives and will advise the President and his administration on     (President's Office)
                                       representing the U of S to the Aboriginal community. The advisor is
                                       also expected to help them better engage Aboriginal people in the
                                       life and work of the University.
University    Student Societies        Numerous student societies for Aboriginal students exist on                                                  Student Affairs
Wide                                   campus, such as the Aboriginal Business Student Society, Aboriginal
                                       Graduate Student Society, Aboriginal Law Student Society and
                                       Indigenous Student Council. Among other things, these societies
                                       provide support, friendship, a way to meet other Aboriginal
                                       students, and in some cases, a voice on various governing bodies.

                                      Percentage of the Collection attributed to first nation producers -
              University Art Collection                                                                                                             Cultural
                                      3.4% (150/4450)                                                                                               Programs
              Aboriginal          A special event for Aboriginal graduates across the campus                                                        Cultural
              Graduation Ceremony involving families, community members and First Nation leaders.                                                   Programs


              Aboriginal               A week celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal people. Past                                               Cultural
              Achievement Week         events have included talks on Aboriginal heritage, Native                                                    Programs
                                       spirituality, films and videos, music, dancing, and a youth talent
                                       search.

              Aboriginal Video         EMAP has been involved in the development and creation of                                                    Cultural
              Productions              numerous productions on selected aspects of Aboriginal history,                                              Programs
                                       education and culture.




                                                                  List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                     Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
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                     List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
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College/Unit      Program/Initiative                Description                                                    Funding                Type of Initiative
Agriculture and   Indigenous Peoples Resource       The IPRM is offered in partnership between the College of      100% INAC ($700,000    Academic Program
Bioresources      Management Program (IPRM)         Agriculture and Bioresources, Indian and Northern Affairs      to $900,000 per annum)
                                                    Canada (INAC) and National Aboriginal Land Managers
                                                    Association (NALMA), to First Nations land managers from
                                                    across Canada. Participants of the program receive a
                                                    Certificate of Proficiency upon successful completion of six
                                                    degree-level courses through a combination of face-to-face
                                                    and home study distance format. Courses deal with the
                                                    knowledge that indigenous land managers require for
                                                    effective resource management.


                  Support Services for Aboriginal   IPRM, in partnership with the Dean's Office, provides a        Dean's Office          Student Affairs
                  Students                          variety of support functions for Aboriginal students in the
                                                    College of Agriculture and Bioresources. Services may
                                                    include academic advising, mentoring, and social support.

                  Partnership with One Earth Farm   The College has formed a partnership with One Earth Farm A gift of $1,000,000         Academic Program
                                                    (and the Sprott Foundation), a large scale, fully-integrated over 5 years
                                                    corporate farming entity with operations on First Nations
                                                    farmland in the Prairies. Funding is provided to develop and
                                                    implement a post graduate program and provide bursaries
                                                    to aboriginal students enrolled in the program. The program
                                                    is new and in the development stage.




                                                                     List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                        Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                 Indigenous Land Management   The objectives of the ILMI are to (1) bring the University's   An expected annual      Collaboration and
                 Institute (ILMI)             intellectual resources in teaching, research and outreach      budget of $400,000      Community Outreach
                                              and engagement to bear in a coordinated way on                 with $270,000 from the
                                              Indigenous land and resource management issues; (2)            College, $110,000 from
                                              collaborate with communities and governments in making         the Academic Priorities
                                              informed policy and economic decisions by conducting the       Fund, and $20,000 from
                                              necessary applied research; (2) assist communities in          other colleges.
                                              realizing optimal productivity from their lands and
                                              resources; and (4) provide a forum for dialogue between
                                              Aboriginal communities and stakeholders in both public and
                                              private sectors.

Arts and Science - Mathematics and Science    This program for Aboriginal students provides a                Annual (external)
Support Programs Enrichment Program (MSEP)    foundational year in mathematics and science. MSEP is          funding of $199,660 for
                                              designed to help participating students make a smooth          5 years from Crown
                                              transition to university life by preparing them academically   Investments Corp.
                                              for their major areas of study. The program also helps         2009/10 final year of
                                              students define their educational and career goals through     arrangement.
                                              informative sessions led by local scientists and guest
                                              speakers. During the school year, students will have the
                                              opportunity to participate in sessions on indigenous
                                              knowledge and practices. In addition, up to 10 participants
                                              will be awarded internships providing summer employment
                                              with working scientists.
                                                                                                                                       Student Affairs




                                                               List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                  Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
Aboriginal First Year Experience     The goal of the program is to support students in all          Funded and managed
Program (AFYEP)                      undergraduate first year programs and to encourage             by Aboriginal Student
                                     students to consider all academic options on campus. AFYEP     Centre. See ASC section
                                     is based in the College of Arts & Science and provides a       for more details.
                                     gateway to programs available within the College and other
                                     professional colleges and schools. The main purpose of the
                                     program is to foster a sense of community among Aboriginal
                                     students on campus. The AFYEP will help to create a critical
                                     mass of Aboriginal students in selected courses required for
                                     degrees in the professional colleges and for success in the
                                     College of Arts & Science.

                                                                                                                              Student Affairs
Summer University Transition         The goal of the program is to support Aboriginal students in   Funded and managed
Program for Aboriginal Students      the transition to first year studies at the University of      by Aboriginal Student
                                     Saskatchewan. The Summer University Transition Program is      Centre. Almost cost-
                                     a joint initiative between the College of Arts & Science and   recovery as tuitions
                                     the Aboriginal Students' Centre. It provides a foundation      from enrolments are
                                     for programs available within the College of Arts & Science    applied against program
                                     as well as other direct entry colleges at the University of    costs.
                                     Saskatchewan.
                                                                                                                              Student Affairs
Arts and Science Transition Program The Transition Program provides a supportive and close-knit Not just for Aboriginal
                                    learning environment that helps students make the jump        students
                                    from high school to university. This popular initiative has
                                    been designed specifically for students whose high school
                                    grades fall below the College of Arts & Science’s admission
                                    requirements. With small classes – a maximum of 25
                                    students – innovative instructors and numerous other
                                    support and advising services, the Transition Program equips
                                    its students with the tools they need to be successful in the
                                    College of Arts & Science.
                                                                                                                              Student Affairs



                                                      List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                         Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                   Academic Advising Program for      This office provides Aboriginal students with academic          One ASPA Phase 1 base
                   Aboriginal Students                counseling, program advising, funding agency information,       budget position
                                                      support programs, and networking with other Aboriginal          (~$75,000 salary and
                                                      students. The office works in partnership with other groups     benefits) and $10,000
                                                      to establish methods to promote the successful completion       operating budget
                                                      of academic programs by Aboriginal students.
                                                                                                                                              Student Affairs
Arts and Science - Indigenous Peoples and Justice     One of the key goals of IPJP is to foster interdisciplinary     Base budget funds of
Academic           Program (IPJP)                     graduate and undergraduate academic and research                $291,968/annum
Programs                                              programs that explore Indigenous Knowledge and                  adjusted annually for
                                                      Indigenous perspectives in the realms of justice, law and       salary increases.
                                                      social order.
                                                                                                                                              Academic Program
                   Department of Native Studies                                                                       Base budget funds of
                                                      The Department was first established in 1983. It attempts to    $776,928/annum
                                                      promote academic and teaching excellence along with First       adjusted annually for
                                                      Nations scholarship and research. As well, it aspires to help   salary increases
                                                      facilitate communications amongst national and
                                                      international communities.                                                              Academic Program
                   Aboriginal Public Administration   The general purpose of the program is to prepare Aboriginal     Embedded in Dept. of
                   Program                            and non-Aboriginal students for careers in the governmental     Political Studies
                                                      and non-governmental spheres of the Aboriginal and non-
                                                      Aboriginal sectors. The program is designed to help students
                                                      understand the unique governance, administrative,
                                                      management and policy issues in Aboriginal communities,
                                                      and also the impact of the operation of current public
                                                      institutions and processes on Aboriginal people. It is also
                                                      designed to help students understand the dynamic
                                                      interactions between Aboriginal and non‑Aboriginal
                                                      governments and communities. This program requires
                                                      students to complete the program requirements for either a
                                                      B.A. 4-year or B.A. Honours in Political Studies.

                                                                                                                                              Academic Program


                                                                        List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                           Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
Sociology with a focus on Indigenous This specialization provides students with an opportunity to Embedded in Dept. of
Peoples and Justice                  combine discipline specific training with a focus on         Sociology
                                     developing understandings of Aboriginal justice and subject
                                     matter relevant to Aboriginal communities. The Indigenous
                                     Peoples Justice Program in sociology requires students to
                                     complete the program requirements for either a B.A. 4-year
                                     or B.A. Honours in Sociology.
                                                                                                                          Academic Program
Archeology and Anthropology with a Courses in this department include: Plains Archeology,          Embedded in Dept. of
focus on Aboriginal culture and    North American Plains Ethnography, and Oral History and         Archeology and
history                            Storytelling: Anthropological Perspectives,                     Anthropology
                                                                                                                          Academic Program
English with a focus on Aboriginal   Courses available in this area include: Indigenous            Embedded in Dept. of
Literature                           Storytelling of the Prairies, The Emergence of Aboriginal     English
                                     Literature in Canada, and Contemporary North American
                                     Aboriginal Literature.                                                               Academic Program
Aboriginal Justice and Criminology   First established in 1991, this program is intended for       Embedded in Dept. of
Program                              students of Native ancestry who are interested in issues of   Sociology
                                     social justice and criminology. Graduates of the program
                                     receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Sociology
                                     and concentration in Aboriginal Justice and Criminology.
                                     ABJAC students can complete a 3-year degree, 4-year
                                     degree or honours degree.
                                                                                                                          Academic Program
Community Planning and Native        New (Council Approval 2009) - B.A. 4-year and B.A. Honours
Studies                              in Community Planning and Native Studies.                                            Academic Program
Other Course/Program Offerings       The College of Arts and Science offers a variety of courses
with an Aboriginal Focus             with Aboriginal content/focus in the following areas:
                                     Archeology and Anthropology, Art History, English, History,
                                     Indigenous Knowledge, Northern Studies, Prairie Studies,
                                     Psychology, Regional and Urban Planning, and Sociology
                                                                                                                          Academic Program




                                                      List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                         Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
Arts and Science - Canada Research Chair in The         In 2001 Dr. Evelyn Peters was named the Tier 2 SSHRC
Research           Aboriginal Experience                Canada Research Chair in the Aboriginal Experience. Her
Programs                                                research involves an examination of the socioeconomic
                                                        circulmstances of Aboriginal people living in urban areas and
                                                        their quest for self-government.

                   Canada Research Chair in Native      In 2001 Dr. Jim Miller was names the Tier 1 SSHRC Canada
                   Newcomer Relations                   Research Chair in Native Newcomer Relations. Dr. Miller's
                                                        research involves a comprehensive study of the treaty-
                                                        making process between Europeans and Natives in Canada,
                                                        covering the period from New France to the present day.

                                                        The College of Arts and Science is home to a number of
                                                        research projects concentrating on Aboriginal issues.
                                                        Projects include, but are not limited to Building Healthy,
                                                        Sustainable Communities, Health Research and Aboriginal
                                                        Peoples, Aboriginal women's healing from drug addiction,
                                                        and Bridges and Foundations.                                                    Research Programs
Business           Aboriginal Business Administration
(Edwards School)   Certificate (ABAC)                   ABAC is designed to provide pathway programming for
                                                        those Aboriginal students who do not meet the admission
                                                        criteria for direct admission or transfer admission to the
                                                        undergraduate program and for those Aboriginal students
                                                        who wish to obtain a certificate in business but do not want
                                                        to study in a four year degree program.                                         Academic Program
                   Scotiabank MBA Bridging Initiative   An initiative designed to encourage the next generation of
                                                        Aboriginal business leaders to consider upgrading their skills
                                                        with an MBA from the U of S. The 5-day program provides
                                                        potential MBA candidates with GMAT preparation and
                                                        professional networking opportunities and activities.
                                                                                                                                        Academic Program




                                                                          List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                             Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
RAWLCO Resource Room              The Edwards School of Business has the only dedicated
                                  space for Aboriginal students in business schools across
                                  Canada. Students can use the centre for studying, meeting
                                  with groups on projects, research resources, reading a
                                  daily newspaper subscription, or using one of the
                                  dedicated computers. The centre is equipped with
                                  computers, resource material, telephone, fridge, a lounge
                                  area, and the offices of the Director of Aboriginal
                                  Initiatives and the Rawlco Aboriginal Business Student
                                  Services Assistants.
                                                                                                                Student Affairs
RAWLCO Resource Centre Fund
Emergency Financial Assistance   This award is available to any self-identified Aboriginal
                                 business student in the Edwards School of Business at the
                                 University of Saskatchewan. The award provides assistance
                                 to Aboriginal business students whose ability to continue
                                 their education in the Bachelor of Commerce program at the
                                 University of Saskatchewan is in immediate jeopardy
                                 because of a shortage of funds. Bursaries can be any value
                                 up to a maximum of $1,000 per student during their time
                                 enrolled as a business student at ESB.                                         Student Affairs
Professional Development Fund      Aboriginal business students enrolled in the Edwards
                                   School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan have
                                   opportunities throughout their academic career to be
                                   involved in a variety of activities that can support their
                                   academic success as well as develop their professional
                                   network. Attending conferences, speaker nights,
                                   luncheons and other training engagements or becoming a
                                   student member of a professional organizations or board
                                   are all activities that will be supported by the Rawlco
                                   Professional Development Fund.
                                                                                                                Student Affairs




                                                  List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                     Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
            Elder Services                       The ESB-Aboriginal Initiative provides assistance to students
                                                 seeking the support of an Elder. This support comes in the
                                                 form of financial assistance, finding an elder, and arranging a
                                                 meeting.                                                                        Student Affairs
            Aboriginal Business Student          A program aimed at promoting business education to
            Ambassadors                          Aboriginal youth, developing professional networks, and
                                                 role modelling and mentoring                                                    Community Outreach
            Grade 12 Math B30 and C30            ESB in partnership with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic
                                                 School Board offer a Grade 12 math program on campus
                                                 available to all students of Aboriginal ancestry.
                                                                                                                                 Community Outreach
            Cultural Events                      The ESB offers a number of cultural events throughout the
                                                 school year. Some of these events include a Round Dance,
                                                 Prayer Ceremony, Sweat Lodge Ceremony and a Bannock
                                                 Chat lunch.                                                                     Cultural Programs
            Aboriginal Business Students Society On of the key functions of the society is to engage students
                                                 and the business community to build bridges to improve the
                                                 economic contributions of Aboriginal people and provide
                                                 social opportunities to gather with peers.
                                                                                                                                 Student Affairs
Dentistry   Aboriginal Equity Access Program     Three first year spaces are reserved for persons of Canadian n/a
                                                 Aboriginal ancestry. Applicants must meet the minimum
                                                 admission requirements – a cumulative weighted average of
                                                 75% or greater in the two best 30 credit unit years and an
                                                 overall average of no less than 70% in the required pre-
                                                 dentistry courses. Applicants must achieve an acceptable
                                                 rating on the interview and complete the Dental Aptitude
                                                 Test (DAT).
                                                                                                                                 Student Affairs




                                                                   List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                      Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
            Northern Dental Program              In conjunction with the Northern Saskatchewan Dental          Funded through the
                                                 Therapy Program (offered through FNUC), the College of        First Nation University
                                                 Dentistry offers an outreach program to Northern              of Canada (FNUC) via
                                                 Communities. Fourth year dental students provide a range      Health Canada
                                                 of dental services to communities that have no access to
                                                 dentists. The program runs in February and March, lasting
                                                 lasts eight weeks with each pair of students spending two
                                                 weeks in the northern communities. In 2008, students
                                                 travelled to Sandy Bay and Fond de Lac.
                                                                                                                                          Community Outreach
            Dental Clinic                        The Dental Clinic offers a full array of services at reduced
                                                 rates. Most of the clinic's clients are inner city residents,
                                                 many of whom are Aboriginal.                                                             Community Outreach
            Dental Clinic - Pedodontic Program   Every Thursday morning during the school year, children       Partially subsidized out
                                                 from inner city schools are bused to the clinic to receive a  of general clinic
                                                 fully array of dental services.                               revenues                   Community Outreach
Education   Aboriginal Teacher Education         The ATEPs are educational programs to help students of
            Programs (ATEPs)                     Aboriginal ancestry become certified teachers. The College
                                                 of Educaiton (sometimes in conjunction with other
                                                 institutions) offers a number of different programs designed
                                                 to meet the need of students and the communities in which
                                                 they will teach. These include: the Indian Teacher Education
                                                 Program (ITEP), including students from the Northwest
                                                 Territories Teacher Education Program (NWTEP); the
                                                 Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP); and the
                                                 Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program
                                                 (SUNTEP).
                                                                                                                                          Academic Program
                                                 ITEP - this program is designed for Aboriginal students and is Yearly funding from
                                                 offered though the U of S.                                     INAC of ~$458,000,
                                                                                                                ~$100,000 from the
                                                                                                                Aurora contract and
                                                                                                                ~$225,000 base budget
                                                                                                                funding               Academic Program

                                                                  List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                     Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                NORTEP - an off-campus program based in LaRonge which is Funded from external
                                offered jointly by the U of S and the University of Regina sources (NORTEP)
                                                                                           based on actual
                                                                                           program cost and
                                                                                           overhead - ~$76,000
                                                                                                                       Academic Program
                                NWTEP - the College of Education participates in this
                                Education Program which leads to a teaching certificate
                                granted by the Department of Education, Northwest
                                Territories.                                                                           Academic Program
                                SUNTEP - this program designed for Metis and non-status      Funded from Gabriel
                                Aboriginal students is offered both in Prince Albert and     Dumont Institute based
                                Saskatoon. Gabriel Dumont Institute runs this program with   on actual program cost
                                involvement by the College of Education                      and overhead, exclusive
                                                                                             of tuition, ~$410,000.
                                                                                                                       Academic Program
Aboriginal Education Research   AERC seeks to explore and develop success strategies for     2008/09 - $137,000
Centre (AERC)                   learning and education of Aboriginal peoples. Through        actual cost. $126,000
                                partnerships with scholars, faculty, students, community-    from external sources
                                based organizations, schools, federal and provincial         and $8,400 from
                                governments, AERC is working to build stronger, inclusive    Academic Priority Fund.
                                relationships among those involved with Aboriginal
                                education.                                                                            Research Programs
Beadwork                        A professional development program to help non-Aboriginal    New initiative - funding
                                faculty work with Aboriginal students and/or ways of         is being sought through
                                knowing in all their courses.                                PCIP                     Cultural Programs




                                                 List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                    Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
              Land-based Delivery of M.Ed in Ed   Winner of the 2009 Provost's Project Grant for Innovation in Funded by the Grant as
              Foundations program                 Teaching and Learning, this program is conceptualized as a well as college
                                                  series of land-based summer institutes where students take operating budget.
                                                  graduate level courses framed within an Indigenous
                                                  paradigm and taught by Indigenous faculty. Students are
                                                  expected to involve themselves in all aspects of living in
                                                  community, from meal preparation, to physical activity, to
                                                  quiet reflection, and to contributions of traditional
                                                  Indigenous Knowledge.
                                                                                                                                        Academic Program
Education -                                       The AERC is involved with a host of research projects
Research                                          including: an Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre;
Programs                                          Learning Indigenous Science from Place; Comprehending
                                                  and Nourishing the Learning Spirit; and Developing a Holistic
                                                  Approach for a Virtual Aboriginal Health Training Centre of
                                                  Excellence in Saskatchewan.
                                                                                                                                        Research Programs
Engineering   Northern Schools Initiatives        Northern Student Campus Visits - multiple-day cross-campus 100% funded by CAPES
                                                  tours, demonstrations, and hands-on experiences in a range
                                                  of science-related departments in the colleges of
                                                  Engineering, Arts and Science, Agriculture and Bioresources,
                                                  and Medicine, as well as research organizations such as the
                                                  Canadian Light Source and the Saskatchewan Research
                                                  Council.
                                                                                                                                        Community Outreach
                                                  Northern Science Ambassadors - Pairs of senior               100% funded by CAPES
                                                  undergraduate engineering, science, and/or education
                                                  students travel to northern communities to spend one week
                                                  or more in each community providing hands-on experiences
                                                  for middle and high school students in a variety of science-
                                                  related disciplines. In 2009, about 600 students were
                                                  serviced in eight schools/six communities (La Loche, La
                                                  Ronge, Buffalo Narrows, Beauval, Pinehouse, and
                                                  Cumberland House).
                                                                                                                                        Community Outreach

                                                                   List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                      Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                            Engineers AMASE (Advocating Math and Science                  100% funded by CAPES
                            Enrichment) - supports specific, short- or long-term
                            engineering/science projects identified by an individual
                            northern school as being of relevance and interest to them.
                            Projects to date include: design and construction of an
                            energy-efficient house in Cumberland House (the “Pisim”
                            Project); designing a better skiff using computer engineering
                            software at Pinehouse Lake; Engineering Day at Charlebois
                            Community School; and a solar/wind demonstration project
                            site with Churchill Community High School in La Ronge.

                                                                                                                 Community Outreach
                            Counselor-in-Training Program for Northern Students - A       100% funded by CAPES
                            program designed to give northern high school students an
                            opportunity to: 1) gain valuable volunteer experience for
                            their resumes; 2) mentor younger students while learning
                            themselves; 3) familiarize students with the university
                            campus; and 4) receive a tuition credit should they decide to
                            attend the University of Saskatchewan in the future.
                                                                                                                 Community Outreach
                            Northern Administration Students Association (NASA) -         100% funded by CAPES
                            provides support and advice for the student-run and
                            recently ratified NASA group, a social networking group that
                            eases the transition for northern students to university life
                            in a city. Also provides tutoring services and a laptop loan
                            program.                                                                             Community Outreach
Province-Wide Initiatives   myWISEmentor Program - an email mentoring program for 100% funded by CAPES
                            girls age 11-18 interested in science and engineering.
                            Although this is a province-wide initiative, we will be
                            primarily targeting high-Aboriginal populations including the
                            north.                                                                               Community Outreach




                                             List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                                              Saskatchewan Science Network - The SSN profiles outreach 100% funded by CAPES
                                              organizations across Saskatchewan in science-related areas,
                                              lists professional development opportunities for teachers,
                                              and features a different scientist every month to educate
                                              and inform students about the kinds of careers that are
                                              available in science and engineering. Promoted particularly
                                              up north and occasionally profile Aboriginal scientists.
                                                                                                                                        Community Outreach
                                              Light, Sound and Energy Experiments - PHYSICS 20 classes      100% funded by CAPES
                                              across the province are invited to visit the Department of
                                              Electrical and Computer Engineering to participate in
                                              curriculum-relevant hands-on experiments and
                                              demonstrations in the areas of light, sound, and energy.
                                              Funds are available to teachers to subsidize travel expenses.
                                              Approximately 100 northern students participated in this
                                              program in 2008.
                                                                                                                                        Community Outreach
              SciFi for Aboriginal Students   SciFi is a non-profit organization that operates various        Funded through
                                              programs that promote science and engineering to children       sponsorship and private
                                              through science camps, clubs and workshops. Since 2002,         funding (Cameco,
                                              SciFi has delivered science and technology programming to       Areva, Athabasca
                                              communities in Northern Saskatchewan. Northern programs         Health Authority),
                                              included workshops to classrooms in Wollaston Lake,             ACTUA funding and
                                              Uranium City, Fond du Lac, Black Lake, and Stony Rapids         camp registration fees
                                              and week long camps to all these Northern communities
                                              with the exception of Uranium City. In total, programs in the
                                              Athabasca basin reached nearly 400 youth in 2008.

                                                                                                                                  Community Outreach
Kinesiology   Community School Program        Developed by the College in 1996, this program offers       5 year funding from Dr.
                                              elementary school children from Saskatoon inner city        Kay Nasser
                                              community schools the opportunity to participate in
                                              aquatics, gymnastics and tennis, at the PAC. This year the
                                              program has expanded to include all 17 Community Schools                            Community Outreach
                                              in Saskatoon. Each school will receive 6 sessions in total.
                                                               List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                  Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
Law   Native Law Centre                     The Centre's objectives are to (1) provide and promote          U of S - $400,000/year;
                                            access to high quality legal education for Aboriginal people    Law Foundations of BC,
                                            throughout Canada and to provide a positive example of          AB, MN, ON -
                                            Aboriginal legal education internationally, (2) undertake and   $50,000/year; First
                                            promote legal research and interdisciplinary legal research     Nations Tax
                                            of Aboriginal or Indigenous matters, (3) publish legal          Commission -
                                            reference and scholarly materials that reflect a wide range     $179,000/year; Law
                                            of Aboriginal legal and interdisciplinary legal subjects, (4)   Foundation of
                                            serve as a specialist resource on Aboriginal legal issues and   Saskatchewan -
                                            (5) foster relationships and collaboration for mutual           $90,000/year
                                            enrichment and for joint work on Indigenous issues.


                                                                                                                                      Academic Program
      Program of Legal Studies for Native   The PLSNP is offered through the Native Law Centre at the       Primarily self-funded
      People                                University of Saskatchewan and is open to Aboriginal            through tuition
                                            students from across Canada. It offers a Property law course    revenue, staff salaries
                                            and full academic support to prepare Aboriginal students for    included in Native Law
                                            success in law school. It is also designed to provide an        Centre budget; Grant
                                            alternative means for Aboriginal students to be admitted to     from the Law
                                            law school; to increase the number of Aboriginal                Foundation of NWT -
                                            professionals in the legal community; and to study              $90,000.
                                            Aboriginal issues in legal education
                                                                                                                                      Academic Program
      Scholarships                          The Harvey Bell Memorial Prize (for Native Graduates in
                                            Law) and Roger Carter Scholarship Awards.



                                                                                                                                      Student Affairs
      LL.M with a focus on Aboriginal Law




                                                                                                                                      Academic Program
                                                             List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
           Aboriginal Law Students Association   A student group aimed at providing academic and social
           (ALSA)                                support of Aboriginal students, promote legal education for
                                                 Aboriginal people in a culturally-sensitive learning
                                                 environment and represent the academic and professional
                                                 interests of Aboriginal students in the College of Law.
                                                                                                                                 Student Affairs
Medicine   Aboriginal Equity Program             10% of first-year spaces (9/84 seats for 2010 entry) are
                                                 reserved for persons of Canadian Aboriginal descent with a
                                                 preference for applicants meeting the Saskatchewan
                                                 residency requirement                                                           Student Affairs
           Aboriginal Speakers Series            Speakers are invited to give presentations dealing with       Base budget -
                                                 Aboriginal perspectives/issues in the field of medicine.      $10,000/year
                                                                                                                                 Cultural Programs
           Aboriginal Student Mentorship                                                                       in-kind
           Program                               Students interested in medicine wanting to gain exposure to
                                                 the health-care field may participate in the Aboriginal
                                                 Student Mentorship Program. The College of Medicine will
                                                 arrange for students to spend either a ½ or full day with a
                                                 physician giving students the opportunity to meet medical
                                                 students, doctors, and/or other health care workers                             Student Affairs
           Pre-Medicine Awards for Aboriginal    Pre-Medicine Awards have been developed by the College       Base budget -
           Students                              of Medicine with the College of Arts and Science, U of S and $22,000/year
                                                 the Faculty of Science and Aboriginal Student Centre, U of
                                                 R. Awards are available to students entering or continuing
                                                 university and are valued at $1000 and $2500 respectively.
                                                 The first awards were made in 2003-04 to U of S students
                                                 and were expanded to U of R students in 2007-08.

                                                                                                                                 Student Affairs
           Clinical chair in Aboriginal health   This is a new position that is being actively recruited.      tba
           (internal medicine)                                                                                                   Academic Program
           Faculty position in Academic Family   This is a new position that is being actively recruited.      tba
           Medicine focused on Aboriginal
           health                                                                                                                Academic Program

                                                                   List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
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NAPN/M                              See description under Nursing                               Base budget - $30,000     Academic Program
Northern Medical Services           Northern Medical Services works towards equitable,
                                    accessible health care in Saskatchewan's North. In northern
                                    communities the physician's role is much more than the
                                    clinical care of patients. Liaison with other health-care
                                    personnel, local community committees and other agencies
                                    providing services to the community is essential. NMS works
                                    cooperatively with both Regional Health Authority Boards
                                    and Tribal Councils in the provision of these services.
                                                                                                                          Community Outreach
Adhoc projects                      The College of Medicine regularly participates in a variety of Varies - $1,000-
                                    adhoc initiatives aimed at increasing Aboriginal enrolment in $8,000/year funded by
                                    the program. Some past projects have included: (1) Support the College of Medicine.
                                    for the Indigenous Physician Association Mentorship
                                    Program Conference, (2) Aboriginal Health Sciences Camp,
                                    (3) attendance at Aboriginal workshop and conferences.



                                                                                                                          Student Affairs
Aboriginal Summer Student positions Aboriginal students who are working towards meeting         Externally funded by
                                    College of Medicine admission requirements have the         STC ($5,000-
                                    opportunity to work for the College as a summer student.    16,000/year) and HC-
                                    Two programs currently exist, (1) the Summer Student        FNIHB ($10,000 -
                                    Employment Program funded by the Saskatoon Tribal           12,000/year)
                                    Council and (2) Indian Health Careers Program, funded by
                                    Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch


                                                                                                                          Student Affairs




                                                      List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                         Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
          Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal   In 2005 Dr. Sylvia Abonyi became the Teir 2 CIHR Canada
          Health                                Research Chair in Aboriginal Health. Her research involved
                                                exploring the role of culture in health, particularly of
                                                Aboriginal peoples.

                                                                                                                                     Research Programs
          Pre-Health Professions Club                                                                       Funded externally by
                                              The Pre-Health Professions (PHP) High School Club is a        Ministry of Health
                                              partnership between the University of Saskatchewan,           ($100,000/year), AEEL
                                              Colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy, University of     ($45,000 one-time
                                              Regina, First Nations University of Canada and participating funding) and First
                                              regional health authorities (RHA), school divisions and their Nations and Inuit Health
                                              communities. The PHP Club and the partners, provide career ($47,500 one-time
                                              development opportunities for Aboriginal high school          funding).
                                              students within medicine, nursing and pharmacy professions.                            Student Affairs
          Aboriginal, Rural and Remote Health An interprofessional, student led initiative whose mission is
          Group                               to raise awareness of and promote an interdisciplinary
                                              approach to Aboriginal, rural, and remote health issues. The
                                              group also raises awareness in Aboriginal youth of careers in
                                              the health sciences and related fields. The group's approach
                                              is through professional/educational opportunities through
                                              experiential learning, outreach, and peer education.


                                                                                                                                      Community Outreach
Nursing   Native Access Program to Nursing      The NAPN/M is a support and retention service for             College of Nursing,
          (NAPN)                                Aboriginal Nursing students enrolled in the Nursing           operating
                                                Education Program of Saskatchewan (N.E.P.S.). NAPN/M          $36,000/year; College
                                                provides support at the College of Nursing, on the UofS       of Medicine,
                                                campus, as well as at the Nursing Division at SIAST Kelsey    $30,000/year;
                                                and SIAST Wascana. Support is also available for Aboriginal   Advanced Education
                                                students enrolled in the Post-Registration Program and the    and Employment,
                                                Master's Program at the College of Nursing. In 2005, NAPN     $48,000/year, and
                                                                                                                                      Academic Program
                                                began providing similar services to Aboriginal Medical and    Health Canada


                                                                 List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                    Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
Pharmacy and   Education Equity Program for            The goal of the College’s Education Equity Program is to     n/a                            Student Affairs
Nutrition      Aboriginal Students                     encourage Aboriginal students to enroll in and graduate
                                                       from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition. Each year there
                                                       are four spaces in the first year of the Pharmacy program,
                                                       and two positions in the first year of the Nutrition program
                                                       for qualified Saskatchewan Aboriginal students. In addition,
                                                       in past years a number of Aboriginal students have also
                                                       been admitted to the Pharmacy program, outside of the
                                                       Education Equity Program.



               Recruitment of Aboriginal Students      The College advertises the Pharmacy and Nutrition                 Approximately          Student Affairs
                                                       undergraduate programs in the U of S Aboriginal Students'         $500/year for placing
                                                       Handbook and Eagle Feather News. We also take part in             advertisements, funded
                                                       Aboriginal Career Fairs, which are facilitated by NAPN/M          by the College's
                                                       (please see below).                                               Admissions Fund
                                                       The College's Administrative Officer Academic is involved in
                                                       the new Pre-Health Professions Club (full day meeting/year)       Club funded by Ministry
                                                       to present and discuss programs and careers in the health         of Health, AEEL and
                                                       sciences; the sessions have been well attended by Aboriginal      First Nations and Inuit
                                                       students.                                                         Health
               Diversity/Cultural Competence         The College of Pharmacy and Nutrition has done much to              P-CITE Grant for Trevor Cultural Programs and
               Initiatives for Pharmacy and          integrate cultural competence into the curricula. Most              Wilson                  Curriculum
               Nutrition Faculty, Staff and Students notable in these endeavours was a consultation by Trevor                                    Development
                                                     Wilson, Global Human Equity Strategist and author. Trevor           IHCS Grant or other
                                                     Wilson also helped the College develop best practice                sources of funding for
                                                     initiatives related to culturally sensitive health care delivery.   2010 project


                                                       In 2009 the College applied for a grant from the
                                                       Interprofessional Health Collaborative of Saskatchewan to 1)
                                                       design, implement and evaluate a series of learning



                                                                         List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                            Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
Indigenous Knowledge and          Examples include (1) Focus on communications with diverse Operating costs of    Academic Programs
Experiences in Pharmacy Classes   audiences and enhancing students' knowledge and skills that academic programs
                                  recognize cultural and personal variability. (2) Drug
                                  therapies for populations at risk, tailored to the
                                  Saskatchewan population. (3) Determinants of health,
                                  including discussion of socioeconomic factors, and historical
                                  factors that impact on health of Aboriginal people. (4) Year 2
                                  PBL (problem-based-learning) on Aboriginal
                                  Health and Healing, involving students in Pharmacy,
                                  Nutrition, Medicine, Physical Therapy and Social Work.




                                                   List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                      Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
Indigenous Knowledge and              Service learning has provided opportunities for individual      Operating costs of       Academic Programs
Experiences in Pharmacy Structured    students to be involved with Aboriginal communities and         academic programs
Practice Experiences Program          agencies.




Indigenous Knowledge and              Examples include: (1) Aboriginal health in several courses.     Operating costs of       Academic Programs
Experiences in Nutrition Classes in   (2) Focus of NUTR 310.3 Food, Culture and Human Nutrition       academic programs
Years 1-3                             is diversity. Included are topics such as food traditions,
                                      nutrition transition and food security for indigenous people,   Priscilla Settee,
                                      First Nations history, worldview, traditional diets/changes.    Associate Professor of
                                      (3) Food production course includes diversity considerations    Native Studies,
                                      in menu planning for long term and special care homes. (4)      contributes her
                                      Experiential learning is the focus of the Year 2 and 3          expertise to the NUTR
                                      Nutrition Professional Practice courses, with students          310 class
                                      working together with Aboriginal adults and children in
                                      community agencies, community schools, health region




                                                       List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                          Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
Indigenous Knowledge and             Year 4 Interns placed with the Regina Qu'Appelle Health     Operating costs of   Academic Programs
Experiences in Nutrition Year 4      Region (1/2 of the class) are provided with "Aboriginal     academic programs
Internship                           Awareness" training session at the beginning of Internship.
                                     Year 4 Interns placed with the Saskatoon Health Region (1/2
                                     of class) participate in a "Cultivating Change" workshop,
                                     about changing the way health care professionals look at
                                     the community they serve and celebrating diversity. It
                                     challenges assumptions and misconceptions, investigates
                                     the historical roots of contemporary health issues and
                                     leaves participants thinking forward towards change.
                                     Interns in both RQHR and SHR spend 1-3 weeks training with
                                     Dietitians employed by First Nations communities.




Involvement with the Native Access   NAPN/M has been generous and collaborative in involving        Not at present    Student Affairs
Program for Nursing/Medicine         the College in its programming (e.g., recruitment initiatives,
                                     support for our College’s Aboriginal students when needed).
                                      Our College facilitates finding of tutors for students in the
                                     NAPN/M program studying Nutrition and Pharmacology,
                                     and NAPN/M has provided support for an Aboriginal student
                                     from our College. The College is looking forward in future to
                                     officially being part of a Native Access Program for Health
                                     Sciences.




                                                      List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                         Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                  Contribution to the Aboriginal First   For a number of years, Nutrition 120.3 Basic Nutrition has    AFYEP                     Academic Programs
                  Year Experience Program                been included in the AFYEP, and we will be meeting this
                                                         term with the Coordinator of the program to plan for 2010-
                                                         2011. The Nutrition course has been taken by students in
                                                         Nursing, Education, and Arts and Science. Additional
                                                         support is provided to the students through group and one-
                                                         on-one tutorials. The goal of the AFYEP is to support
                                                         Aboriginal students in first year courses and to encourage
                                                         them to consider all academic options on campus.


                  Research Initiatives                   Through the AFYEP and other programs, we have had         AFYEP and IPHRC               Research Programs
                                                         Aboriginal students employed as summer research students.




Western College   Aboriginal Access Program              Two seats are reservered for Aboriginal students. To be
of Veterinary                                            accepted into the College under this program, students
Medicine                                                 must self-declare and meet the same requirements as
                                                         mainstream students, including the interview. Students may                               Student Affairs
Library           Collections                            The University Library, through its seven branch libraries      $95,000/year salary
                                                         (Education, Engineering, Law, Health Sciences, Natural          costs for the Indigenous
                                                         Sciences, Murray and Veterinary Medicine) holds significant Studies Liaison Librarian
                                                         collections, which support Aboriginal scholarship, learning
                                                         and research. In addition, the University Library has access
                                                         to extensive electronic resources available through remote
                                                         access. The library's most significant collection in support of
                                                         Aboriginal scholarship is available through the iPortal (see
                                                         below). To complement its facilities, resources and
                                                         collections, the University Library has an extensive liaison
                                                                          List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                                             Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
       Indigenous Studies Portal    The iPortal is a digital library that links to more than 19,000   $330,000/year salary costs
       Information Sheet            full-text online resources related to the interdisciplinary       for iPortal faculty and staff
                                    field of Indigenous Studies. These resources consist of           complement
                                    articles, e-books, theses, book reviews, websites, film
                                    recordings and archival documents such as photos,
                                    correspondence, and transcripts of round table hearings.




CCDE   Indigenous Peoples Program   The Indigenous Peoples Program (IPP) was established in           Annual budget of
                                    1988. It has achieved recognition for its conferences and         $190,000. This comes
                                    workshops, and as a publisher and research unit. IPP works        from 70% external
                                    primarily with organizations and institutions to provide          grants, 20%
                                    educational opportunities and promote programs toward             scholarships and 10%
                                    improving social and economic conditions for Indigenous           tution.
                                    peoples locally and globally. Events run through the IPP
                                    include a) Aboriginal Music Festival and Career Fair, b) Cree
                                    Immersion Classes, c) Art and Culture Aboriginal Youth
                                    Leadership Training Retreat, d) Eagle Eye Video Project, e)
                                    Green Economic Conference, f) American Indigenous Food
                                    Symposium, g) Iskwewak Youth Leadership, and h)                                                   Cultural Programs




                                                      List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                                         Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
Aboriginal       Established in 1991, the primary objectives of the ASC        The University base
Student Centre   include increasing the retention and success rates of         budget covers the
                 Aboriginal students at the University. The ASC has            salaries of one full-time
                 developed an Aboriginal Achievement Model which includes      manager and one full-
                 a number of initiatives (see below) aimed at increasing the   time office
                 success rates of Aboriginal students.                         administrator, as well
                                                                               as space for the centre.
                                                                               The remaining budget is
                                                                               made up of external
                                                                               grants from agencies
                                                                               such as Crown
                                                                               Investment Corporation
                                                                               ($1M for 5 years), IAND
                                                                               funds ($330K for 3
                                                                               years), SaskEnergy
                                                                               ($280K over 3 years)
                                                                               and Cameco ($380K
                                                                               over 2 years). PCIP has
                                                                               also provided funds for
                                                                               a resource coordinator,
                                                                                                         Student Affairs
                                                                               student advisor and




                                  List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                     Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
Summer Bridging Camps   Is this the same as the Annual Health Science Summer
                        Camp? Is it funded by Meadow Lake or Muskoday?




                                                                                                       Student Affairs
ASC Student Handbook    The ASC Student Handbook is a high quality daily planner
                        and is considered by many to be the best on campus. It is
                        available free of charge to first year and upper year                          Student Affairs
Elder Services          Aboriginal students attending theteachings and counseling
                        Two elders who provide spiritual U of S. The Handbook
                        are available on campus. Bannock and soup are provided,
                        compliments of the ASC.




                                                                                                       Student Affairs

                                         List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
                            Draft prepared by Institutional Planning and Assessment, www.usask.ca/ip
                  Life Skills Coach                    Life Skills Coaches are available to all Aboriginal students. A
                                                       Life Skills Coach is a trained, caring professional who is able
                                                       to facilitate groups, model and evaluate skills and support                              Student Affairs
                  Tutoring                             individualized the help Coaches Investment Corporation,
                                                       The ASC, with learning. of Crown work from their hearts,
                                                       provides a tutoring program designed to help out all
                                                       Aboriginal students in need of tutoring. The program has
                                                       approximately 15 tutors in the areas of Chemistry, Biology,
                                                       Cree, Sociology, Native Studies, Math, Physics, English,
                                                       Statistics and Economics.


                                                                                                                                                Student Affairs
                  Annual Powwow                        A welcoming powwow for all new and returning students to
                                                       the U of S.




                                                                                                                                                Cultural Programs
                  Money Matters                       The ASC provides assistance to Aboriginal students on
                                                      financial issues. Services includes information and
                                                                                                                                                Student Affairs
                                                      applications for scholarships, bursaries and awards, student
                  Aboriginal Mentorship Pilot Program A pilot project for First Nation youth from the Meadow Lake        Partnership with
                                                      Tribal Council communities entering Grade 9, 10 or 11. This        Meadow Lake Tribal
                                                      camp, held at the U of S, consists of fun, recreational            Council and the ASC (in-
                                                      activities which focus on careers in mathematics and the           kind)                    Student Affairs
Inter-Collegial   Aboriginal Health Science Camps     sciences. camp for Aboriginal youth interested in pursuing
                                                      A summer                                                           Sponsored by the
Programs                                              a career in a health related field. The camp provides              Meadow Lake Tribal
                                                      participants with an introduction to university life and the       council and the
                                                      health professions along with life skills and physical             Aboriginal Student
                                                      activities. Participation is free of charge                        Centre (in-kind).
                                                                                                                                                  Community Outreach




                                                                         List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
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President's Office Special Advisor on Aboriginal    The advisor is responsible for facilitating the University's  Funded by the Univesity
                   Initiatives                      Aboriginal initiatives and will advise the President and his  (President's Office)
                                                    administration on representing the U of S to the Aboriginal
                                                    community. The advisor is also expected to help them
                                                    better engage Aboriginal people in the life and work of the
                                                    University.                                                                           Coordination
University Wide    Student Societies                Numerous student societies for Aboriginal students exist on
                                                    campus, such as the Aboriginal Business Student Society,
                                                    Aboriginal Graduate Student Society, Aboriginal Law Student
                                                    Society and Indigenous Student Council. Among other
                                                    things, these societies provide support, friendship, a way to
                                                    meet other Aboriginal students, and in some cases, a voice
                                                    on various governing bodies.
                                                                                                                                          Student Affairs
                   University Art Collection        Percentage of the Collection attributed to first nation
                                                    producers - 3.4% (150/4450)                                                           Cultural Programs
                   Aboriginal Graduation Ceremony   A special event for Aboriginal graduates across the campus
                                                    involving families, community members and First Nation
                                                    leaders.                                                                              Cultural Programs
                   Aboriginal Achievement Week      A week celebrating the achievements of Aboriginal people.
                                                    Past events have included talks on Aboriginal heritage,
                                                    Native spirituality, films and videos, music, dancing, and a
                                                    youth talent search.                                                                  Cultural Programs
                   Aboriginal Video Productions     EMAP has been involved in the development and creation of
                                                    numerous productions on selected aspects of Aboriginal
                                                    history, education and culture.                                                       Cultural Programs




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Special/Unique Features




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The Prince Albert NEPS site takes in close to 40
Aboriginal students each year. This site also includes
unique support services and cultural programming
such as Elder services, Pow Wows, sweat lodges,
moon ceremonies, pipe ceremonies and feast
celebrations as well as guest speakers.




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             List of U of S Aborignal Initiatives as of Jan-2010
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The iPortal is considered a valuable resource
across Canada, with 13 other institutions linking to
iPortal resources via link resolver software so that
their patrons can link directly to iPortal resources
for subscription-based resources if these
institutions subscribe to the same databases as we
do. As well, Carleton University Library has
recently blogged the iPortal as an important
resource for their Aboriginal Studies and Canadian
Studies clientele.




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