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Due to circumstances beyond our control, the MARCH 06, 2013 MID MONTH ALLOWANCE will be processed manually. Which means, no Direct Deposits.  However, the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff will ensure that all Mid Months are deposited in your respective bank account.  At this point, we do not know if this will affect the next cheque release on March 20, 2013 but we ask that you please continue to check this website for updates.

If you want more information, please call or email Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Director (, Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor (bettyanncardinal@saddlelake.caor Pamela Large, Administrative Assistant ( at 780-726-7609 or toll free at 1-800-668-0243.

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Come Join us for the Official Ribbon Cutting / Unveiling Ceremony for

Friday, February 22, 2013








2:00 PM:     PIPE CEREMONY – Museum

2:30 PM:    Opening Address, Elder’s Address, Grad Project History

                      Grad Project Coordinator, AANDC Address

3:00 PM:   Wall of Recognition Ribbon Cutting / Unveiling

                      Graduate Voice, Grad Video, Closing Remarks

5:00 PM:   Feast & Round Dance to follow at Iyiniwak Cultural Centre

Second Media Release Invite

Second Media Release Invite

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“Achieving Success Through Education”

It is our pleasure to announce our upcoming Round Dance that is being hosted by the Saddle Lake Education Authority, Human Resource Centre and the Reinvestment Programs.  This Round Dance is to honor all 2011 and 2012 Post Secondary, Human Resource Centre, Reinvestment Program and High School Graduates. 


Saddle Lake Cree Nation Manitou Arena Foyer:

2:00 pm    –    Pipe Ceremony

3:00 pm    –    Ribbon Cutting & Unveiling of the Wall of Recognition

Saddle Lake Cree Nation Ayiwakes Cultural Centre:

5:00 pm    –    Feast

6:00 pm    –    Student Presentations & Round Dance.  Master of Ceremonies for the Round Dance are Eric Tootoosis & Earl Wood. Stickmen are Clarence Ward & Dennis Crane.

AWARDS that will be presented during the Round Dance will be the Saddle Lake Chiefs’, Saddle Lake Councillors’, Peter Cardinal Jr. Memorial and the Joe P. Cardinal Memorial Awards.  These awards will be presented to the recipients for their academic excellence and performance for the last term only prior to program completion.  To qualify, please ensure that your transcripts are submitted to Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor by Friday, February 8, 2013.  Transcripts can be faxed to 780-726-4069 or emailed to or

RAFFLE TICKETS will be on sale January 11, 2013.  The prizes are as follows:  1st prize is $1,000; 2nd prize is a 47″ Flat Screen TV; 3rd prize is an IPad; and 4th prize are His and Hers Pendleton Jackets.  Tickets can be purchased at the Saddle Lake Education, Human Resource Centre, and Reinvestment Offices.  The draw will be made at the Round Dance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, please call Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer or Marilyn Makokis at 780-726-7609; Christine Cardinal at 780-726-7608; or Ruby Stone at 780-726-3546.

SECURTIY will also be on site for the duration of the Round Dance, however, the Round Dance Committee is not responsible for any injury, theft, or loss.

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SLPS Graduation Statistics Posted Online…”Living Project” given life

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We are so proud of our graduates present and past because of “Their Achievements”, our people and our community have benefited from their endeavours.

Ever since the signing of Treaty #6 in 1876, at Fort Carlton and Fort Pitt between Her Majesty the Queen and the Plains and Wood Cree Indians, our people have the opportunity to continue their education as we all shall so desire.  Even though our people came from a strong & proud Indigenous history, our formal educational path within our nation since treaty signing in 1876 began with the Canadian Governments implication of agricultural education, then brought us through a dark period of the residential school system.  However, in the 1980s Saddle Lake First Nations leadership made “Education” a priority to guarantee our peoples’ future and success while encouraging us to strengthen & maintain our connections to our culture, traditions, & language...GO to “Graduation Statistics” Page to read further…

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2012 SLPS Annual Student Orientation

SLPS Annual Student Orientation


on Wednesday, August 22 2012

9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 4925-49 Ave, St. Paul

Lunch at Noon & must be in attendance to win Prizes!

Student Policy Presentation, Meet & Greet Staff / Board Members, See you there!


To All Sponsored Students

If you have any outstanding documentation, you will need to bring with you to orientation or ensure they are received by our office before Post Secondary Allowance for September 2012 can be released as per application procedure and SLPS policy.

In addition to this SLPS website, we encourage all students to provide an email address because this will be our method to communicate and inform you throughout our academic & support relationship.  We encourage GOOGLE MAIL.

We look so forward to assisting you toward success & getting to know you better.



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Alberta Aboriginal Training and Jobs: Transitional Themes

Have heard about our Facebook page, Alberta Aboriginal Training and Jobs (  we will be launching a Transitional Theme series beginning on August 20th. The series will last for 4 weeks (August 20th – September 14th).

Every (work)day we will be making a few posts that will let our fans know about resources that can be useful for them when transitioning to urban centres. We have been working on collecting resources/web sites for the past few weeks. These include services, and supports from our GoA websites, Alberta Works locations, Federal and City websites, and various external websites, post secondary institutions, service providers, etc.

We are also very excited about using videos we have had made as part of the series!

We have 4 videos that explain a little about transitioning to an urban centre, how the resources found on our page can be helpful, and the videos feature a very popular Canadian Aboriginal action (these should get a lot of views)! We aim to post the first video the first week of September, hoping that more people will be checking Facebook at that time. We really want to promote this series, and take advantage of these videos for promoting what can be found on our page.

We would appreciate any support that can be provided by your area in promoting this series. This can be done through email contacts or on Facebook if you have access. Please let your contacts know to watch for this Transitional Series starting August 20th, as well as reminding them to check our page for more resources during this timeframe, and even sharing the videos when we post them.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this. Thanks,

Kimberly Bellerose-Williams,BA

Aboriginal Development Coordinator

ph: 780-422-0052 | fax: 780-638-3332 |

Aboriginal Development Branch

Employment Services Delivery Division

Alberta Human Services

7th Fl, Commerce Place

10155 – 102 Street

Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 4L6

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Graduation Project Update…



We still have over 600 potential credentials needing your attention


If you are an Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada classified Full Status 6(1) (a) TREATY MEMBER from Saddle Lake Cree Nation and completed Post Secondary program(s), we are requesting a copy of your credentials to strengthen post secondary initiatives for future generations.

Please go to Saddle Lake Post Secondary Grad Project for more information & download an application today, this includes all credentials past & present…

The Saddle Lake Post Secondary Grad Project has been approved by both the Saddle Lake Chief & Council and the Saddle Lake Education Authority to assist the Post Secondary Program in updating current graduation lists.  It will also attest to the Saddle Lake First Nation’s successful administration of its Post Secondary Education Program since their take-over in 1986.

In addition, SLPS is in the process of creating a Wall of Recognition of all our SLPS Post Secondary Graduates to honor their accomplishments, create Community Pride, & encourage our future generations to follow their dreams.

Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tentative Date waiting for Approval @ 10 AM

Manitou Kihew Complex Foyer

Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Treaty # 6 Territory

Please see FROM the Desk of the GRAD PROJECT” for up-to-date information

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