U of S celebrates Indigenous Achievement Week
- EFN Staff | February 06, 2018
The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) celebrates Indigenous Achievement Week (IAW) to celebrate the successes and contributions of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students, staff and faculty. IAW offers the public an opportunity to experience some of the initiatives that are happening on campus. The 20-plus events will focus on achievements in academics, research, education, community engagement and leadership. Events are planned by groups from across campus, including colleges, student unions and the University Library. This year’s theme is Identity.
Starting the week off with Round Dance 101 at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre – a workshop for anyone who has never been to a traditional round dance. Attendees will learn and ask questions about round dances.
On Tuesday in the same location, three former students will discuss their experiences with leadership at the university and beyond at an Indigenous Student Leadership Panel starting at 2pm.
People can learn about how past generations of Indigenous people survived in the cold at a presentation called Land and Indigenous Identity: Exploring Wanuskewin. The event will take place at the heritage museum starting at 2pm. People who are interested are encouraged to register in advance by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday starting at 2:30 at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre, there will be a celebration of Indigenous Student Achievement Awards to celebrate and honour the academic accomplishments, research endeavors, leadership and community involvement of Indigenous students. This year 44 Indigenous students will be honoured.
The final event of IAW will end with singing and dancing at the 9th Annual round dance on Friday starting at 7pm in the Education Gym, 28 Campus Drive, College of Education.