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Happy New Year!

PS staffWe would like to wish all our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Students a HAPPY NEW YEAR.  We want you all to have a great Winter term and we wish you and your family all the best in 2018.  

If you have any questions regarding your 2017/2018 Academic Sponsorship, please call our office or send us an email.  



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The Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff, would like to wish all our Post Secondary Students, near and far, the very best in the coming weeks.  We also want to say, good job to completing the Fall 2017 academic term successfully and pray that 2018 continues to bring you and your family good vibes.

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We know that some of you have had some challenges throughout the term and we are thankful that you were able to navigate through those challenges and are continuing to move forward in a good way.

Currently, here at the office, we are busy getting your winter enrolments in order and are sorting through documents that student are sending in.  Also, just a head up to those new students, to avoid delays, please make sure your documents are submitted and a HUGE THANK YOU to all those students who have submitted their documents in on time, much appreciated.  Documents required for the Winter term :

  1. Winter Saddle Lake Post Secondary Application;
  2. Winter Course Schedule / Timetable;
  3. Fall statement of marks.

If you have any concerns or question regarding Tuition, Books, Supplies or PSA, please give us a call at the office or send us an email.  You can also click on the following link to access our STUDENT POLICY HANDBOOK where you can find information about the services that we provide.  On page 38, you can find our PSA distribution dates and on pages 10 – 13 you can find information on our Sponsorship Application Procedures.


  • There will be no student incentives this year;
  • All students are reminded to please inform the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff of any changes in their Academic or Personal status.  This includes, residency, withdrawals from course(s)/program, etc;


  • DECEMBER 15 – 17th the Saddle Lake Cree Nation Christmas Hampers will be distributed, please ensure someone is home;
  • DECEMBER 19th is the Saddle Lake Community Supper, more info, please call the Band office at 780-726-3829;
  • DECEMBER 21st is the Saddle Lake Community Gathering;
  • DECEMBER 20th is PSA Distribution;
  • DECEMBER 22nd Saddle Lake Band Offices will be closed at noon and reopen on JANUARY 8, 2018, all essential staff will be on hand during this time;
  • MARCH 15th is the deadline for the INTERSESSION (May-August)



We the Saddle Lake Education Authority Staff would like to wish the Saddle Lake Membership and our Post Secondary Students a happy holiday season and all the best in 2018!

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The Student Association of MacEwan University (SAMU) has sent out an invitation to attend a naming ceremony of the East Atrium in the newest building, Allard Hall: to the Elder Jerry Wood Atrium.

Jerry Wood was the Elder in Residence at MacEwan for close to 15 years and touched the lives of many.  Please join the SAMU  as they honor Jerry Wood and his many contributions through this naming ceremony.

Jerry Wood MU Elder

Come celebrate the late Jerry Wood with his family, the Student Association of MacEwan University, the kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre and the MacEwan University Community as they honor his memory and his contributions.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

at the Allard Hall – East Artium, 11110-104 Ave, Edm, AB. 

Pipe Ceremony to begin at 4:30

with the formal presentation at 5:30

and reception to follow. 


To register or for more information, please call the MacEwan University Conference Event Services at 780-633-3621 or email eventregistration@macewan.ca .

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Please be advised…


cropped-cropped-saddlelakepost-secondarycolor1.jpg…that Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor, I will be in Edmonton from Tuesday, October 3rd to Thursday, October 5, 2017 visiting our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Students at the following institutions:

Tuesday, October 3, 2017:  NAIT and MacEwan Univerity

Wednesday, October 4, 2017:  University of Alberta

Thursday, October 5, 2017:  Concordia University of Edmonton and Yellowhead Tribal College


On Tuesday, October 10th and Wednesday, October 11th, Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Director and myself will both be at the University nuhelot’ine thaiyots’i nistameyimakanak Blue Quills from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on both days.

Portage CollegeOn Friday, October 13th, I will be at the Portage College campus in St. Paul in the morning and then the Lac La Biche campus in the afternoon.

Students are asked to check their emails for detailed information about locations and times at each institution.

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Saddle Lake Cree Nation Community Gathering & Harvest Fair

Friday, September 22, 2017

Co-hosted by Health, Traditional Land Use & First Nation Development Fund

LOCATION:  Saddle Lake Cree Nation Pow Wow Arbour

Harvest Fair 2017

8:00 am to 10:00 am – PANCAKE BREAKFAST

10:00 am to 10:30 am – OPENING CEREMONY

10:30 am to 11:00 am – TRADE SHOW OPEN

11:00 am to 11:45 am – THEATRE PERFORMANCE –

“Treaty 5 and Iyinowak of Onicikiskwapowin”

12:00 to 1:00 pm – LUNCH

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – BREAK OFF SESSIONS –

Story-telling, Crafts, Harvesting/Hunter (Handgame Arbour) & Fitness Demonstration

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – TRADESHOW  & VARIOUS CONTESTS

3:00 pm to 3:30 pm – DRAW & CLOSING SONG

See you there!

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On behalf of the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff, I would like to welcome back all our continuing students and a special “Welcome Aboard” to our new students.  It has been a very busy summer, ensuring that our students have completed the application process.  On July 5, 2017, we had our Post Secondary Sponsorship Review and are pleased with the number of students that we will be moving forward in the 2017/2018 academic year.  Thank you to all the students who made it out to our annual student orientation held in St. Paul on August 18th and to the Education Board and staff that were able to join us.

It is always good to hear your stories of success and how you are able to navigate life challenges as a full time or part time student.  Through your stories and your feedback, we are able to deliver, develop and plan a strong post secondary program.

Thank you to Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Director for being an amazing advocate and to Debra Cardinal, Superintendent of Schools for her support as we move forward each year.

Debra Cardinal & Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer

We also had to say good bye to Pamela Large who was our Administrative Assistant for the past 5 years.  Pamela has decided to continue on with her own educational journey and we wish her all the best and a successful academic year.  We say welcome to Melodee Duckchief who will be taking over the reigns as our new Administrative Assistant and ask that you all stop by the office and say hello to her.

Melodee Duckchief, Administrative Assistant

As for myself, I would like to wish you all a great year and I’m pleased to be assisting you to forward each year.   Please know that we are here to assist you, and welcome your questions or to hear your concerns to ensure you all have a fabulous year.

Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor

“Assisting Students to Achieve Personal Success & Academic Excellence”