We Are All Treaty People

University of Saskatchewan celebrates Indigenous Achievement

  • Published - 07/02/2019
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner congratulates the 42 winners of the 2019 University of Saskatchewan Indigenous Achievement Awards.

Candace Wasacase-Lafferty is the director of Indigenous initiatives at the university.

“The winners are living a life of resistance,” she said. “It’s not just about academic involvement.”

Students received recognition for academic excellence, leadership and community involvement from their departments – and nearly every department was present, including Medicine, Law, Indigenous Studies and more.

Each of the winners received a certificate and a unique eagle feather pin. The Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre was packed with supporters of the students.

See the complete list of the students recognized at the ceremony here.

The awards ceremony was part of a week-long series of events celebrating Indigenous achievements. See more on the U of S website