We Are All Treaty People




USask Graduation Powwow

  • May 31, 2019 9 am - 4 pm
  • Merlis Belsher Place, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

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The university’s annual powwow honours the academic success of Métis, First Nations and Inuit graduates from USask and local secondary schools. The powwow is a time to celebrate the Indigenous community and culture at USask and throughout the province. This is the largest annual Indigenous event held by the university and attracts more than 2,500 participants each year.

The powwow will run from 9:30 am to approximately 4:30 pm. Although you are welcome to attend for any portion of this day, there are two important times in which you are invited and welcome to participate as a dignitary:

9:30 am – Grand entry and honouring of USask graduates: A grand entry is when dignitaries and dancers enter the dancing area to begin a session of a powwow. Following our grand entry, we will be honouring Indigenous USask graduates. Graduates will be called up to receive a special bison pin and a gift.

12 pm – Honouring of high school graduates: Indigenous high school graduates will enter the dancing area where there will be a receiving line of dignitaries.

Both ceremonies should take approximately one hour each. If would like to participate in either of them, we ask that you check in at the registration table in the entrance of Merlis Belsher Place approximately 30 minutes before the powwow begins.

For more information about the USask Graduation Powwow, please visit the powwow web page.