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Posted at 2:30pm:  Dr. Wilson’s video, shared by the SLHCC Medical Desk and posted by Dr. Nicole Cardinal, please view.

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Please click on the following link:  Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan Summery


Attention all Saddle Lake Post Secondary!

Please be advised that we have moved up our April 2020 Post Secondary Allowance (PSA) distribution to Friday, March 20, 2020 via DIRECT DEPOSITIt has been recommended by Saddle Lake Chief and Council that the distribution be moved up due to the emergency situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  This will give you the opportunity to purchase what you require to prepare yourselves for the days ahead.  As you know, the situation around the COVID-19 is constantly changing and updates are being posted as soon as we can to ensure you are all informed.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Betty Ann Cardinal, Post Secondary Student Advisor or Amberly Makokis, Administrative Assistant who are both in the office.

The Saddle Lake Education Authority Main Office – Cultural Education, Museum, Transportation and Post Secondary have prepared our Safety Action Plan that outlines the necessary measures to ensure the health and safety of our staff, students and community members.  

Recommended options for contacting the Post Secondary Staff are:

  1. Office Phone at – 1-800-668-0243 or 780-726-7609
  2. Email – please scroll down
  3. Fax – 780-726-4069
  4. Email Scan

Please contact your institution, if you have not done so already, to stay informed as to what actions are being taken with regards to you educational plans (assignments, exam, etc).  

Stay informed, I have posted many links to reliable sources for you to access like what is social distancing, symptoms, community supports, etc.  

Be prepared, please review or download the Saddle Lake Cree Nations COVID-19 INFORMATION PACKAGE.  This package includes answers to many questions that are being asked, provides reliable resources to review and a detailed plan as to how the Saddle Lake Cree Nation is moving forward during this time.  Alberta Health Services  website remains to be an excellent resource.

Posted by Betty Ann Cardinal, Post Secondary Advisor

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The Saddle Lake Post Secondary Program remains open and if you have an inquiry or request, please email Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor at (in office); Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Direct at (out of office); or Amberly Makokis, Adminstrative Assistant at (out of office) or call the office at 780-726-7609.

COVID-19 virus Updates

Public Health Agency of Canada – March 15, 2020:

Below you will find links to many of the Universities/Colleges that have information regarding their stand on the COVID-19

University of Alberta Notice

NAIT Notice

McEwan University Notice

Yellowhead Tribal College Notice

University of Calgary Notice

Athabasca University Notice

Bow Valley College Notice

University of Saskatchewan Notice

University of Regina Notice

University of British Columbia Notice

University of Victoria Notice

Portage College Notice

College of New Caledonia Notice

Norquest College Notice

First Nation University of Canada Notice

Lewis and Clark State University, Idaho, USA Notice

Nicola Valley Institute of Technologies, BC Notice

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Notice

Saskatchewan Indian Institution of Technology

University of New Brunswick Notice

Simon Fraser University Notice


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Posted by Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor

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World Health Organization (WHO) message on how to protect yourself from the Coronavirus


World Health Organization

World Health Organization – Q&A

Information Sheet – click here —> Coronavirus Information Sheet

Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services – What is COVID-19

Alberta Health Services – Difference between COVID-19 & Influenza

Health Canada Information Sheets


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The World Health Organization changed the name to COVID-19

  • CO-“corona”, VI-rus-“D-isease & the year it emerged = 2019

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Human Coronaviruses are common and are typically associated with mild illnesses similar to the common cold.


Symptoms may be very mild or more serious, however, the biggest symptoms are:

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  • #1 Cough
  • #2 Difficulty Breathing
  • #3 Fever

Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus.


COVID-19 are most commonly SPREAD from an infected person through the following:

  • respiratory droplets when someone coughs or sneezes;
  • close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands;
  • touching something with the virus on it, then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.

Best way to PREVENT the spread of infection is:

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Chief Eric Shirt, Saddle Lake Cree Nation sent out a message to Membership

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  • Stay informed and Be Prepared and follow the advice of your local health authorities and be aware of the restrictions put in place on travel, movement and gatherings – Chief Eric Shirt made a statement to the members of the Saddle Lake Cree Nations; Resource Material;

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  • Hand Washing is very important – wash your hands with soap and water or by using an alcohol-based hand rub – KILLS VIRUSES that may be on your hands;

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  • Close Personal Contact – such as touching or shaking hands – remain at least 2 meter distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezes;

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  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouthcontaminated hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose and mouth and from there the virus can enter your body;

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  • Cover you mouth when you cough or sneeze

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  • Stay home if your sick to avoid to protect others and yourself and cover your mouth and nose with your arm or tissues to reduce the spread of germs & immediately dispose of any issues you have used into the garbage as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards

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  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as toys, electron devices and doorknobs

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  • call ahead before you visit a health care professional or call your local public health authority – tell them your symptoms and follow their instructions.  if you need immediate medical attention, call 911 and them your symptoms.

World Health Organization

World Health Organization – Q&A

Information Sheet – click here —> Coronavirus Information Sheet

Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services – What is COVID-19

Alberta Health Services – Difference between COVID-19 & Influenza

Health Canada Information Sheets

Health Canada Updates

Coronavirus Info Sheet

Call 1-833-784-4397

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World Wide Web – click here —>

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**This information was shared by the Public Health Agency of Canada and materials shared by Rudy Parentau’s power point presenation of Wednesday, March 11, 2020


Posted by Betty Ann Cardinal, Post Secondary Student Advisor

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Attention all Saddle Lake Cree Nation Post Secondary Students!

Are you planning on continuing into the Spring/Summer term?


If you are or your program continues into the intersession term, then you will need to fill out our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Sponsorship Application Form before March 15th.  Also, as a reminder to all SLPS students, you should have already submitted your Fall 2017 statement of marks, if you have not, please do this today to avoid any delays in your PSA.

Thank you to all those students who have submitted all their documents and we look forward to assisting you as you move forward into the intersession or fall term.


What you need to submit for the 2018 Intersession term:

  • Sponsorship Application Form
  • Statement of marks (when they are available to you)
  • Course Registration / Schedule
  • If you are unsure, please call us


What you need to do:


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Success Story

QUINN HEALY, B.Ed / B.Arts Graduate

On behalf of the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Program I would like to introduce one of our 2014 Graduates, Quinn Healy.  I reached out to Quinn and asked her if she would be interested in submitting a paper to highlight her recent educational successes.  Quinn has graciously accepted and has submitted the following.  I do encourage our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Graduates to do the same, as it gives others who are thinking about continuing their education, that extra support.  Give me a call and let me know, if you are interested in being showcased on our blog.

Quinn Healy
Quinn Healy (Stamp), B.ED / B.A History

Hi there! My name is Quinn Healy and over the past 8 years, on and off, I have had the privilege of being sponsored by Saddle Lake Post-Secondary to complete my dreams of becoming a teacher. This was a long process for me but through the support of the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Program, I was able to explore my dreams and passions to find the areas in which I excelled.

I always knew I wanted to teach, to me it was a calling, a vocation, not just a job. I firmly believe that through education children are empowered to become their best selves. I am proud to be an educator who can help facilitate this belief in children, while teaching them valuable lessons about the world through the mandated curriculum. I am also a proud Aboriginal Educator. The district I teach in encourages that we teach from a First Nations perspective. Many of my colleagues didn’t understand what that means or how to go about doing so. I am no expert, yet, but I really pride myself on connecting my Aboriginal beliefs and knowledge in the classroom and helping children understand a different point of view, in connection with the mainstream teachings. Through this passion, I have been able to see not only my students feel connected to material in ways they may have not before, but I have seen my colleagues begin to think and process information differently in terms of their teaching and their own worldviews!

Thanks to the belief I had in myself, the support of SLPS and the support of those around me, my dreams became a reality. This journey was not always easy. My first degree in history came with many, many hours of reading, research and papers and the struggle at the time was very REAL! However, when I pushed deep within myself and knew this journey was a marathon, I gained the confidence and pride to know not only could I attain my dreams, but I was worth becoming what I knew I could be.  For anyone thinking of beginning their journey of post-secondary education, I encourage you to start. Jut start. Start believing you’re worth it, that you can do it and eventually, like me, you’ll look back and you won’t believe it at times, but you will be exactly who and what you dreamed you could be!

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University of Alberta

U of A ASDAboriginal Student Discovery Day

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015

Aboriginal Student Discovery Day is a full day event where student will have an opportunity to:

  1. Learn about the U of A Undergraduate Programs, Admission Requirements, Housing, Student Services, International Opportunities, as well as next steps for applying.
  2. Discuss University life with current undergraduate students.
  3. Speak with faculty and services representatives.
  4. Tour Lister Centre Residence and the University of Alberta North Campus
  5. Meet new friends from other schools or communities
  6. Win great prizes!

With over 200 undergraduate programs, 450 student groups, and a number of activities and services on campus, there is so much for you to discover at the University of Alberta.

TIME: 10:00 – 3:00.    REGISTRATION:  9:30.    LOCATION:  Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre (116 St and 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB)





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Please be Advised!

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The Saddle Lake Post Secondary Allowances will be distributed as follows for the month of DECEMBER 2014:

saddlelakepost secondarycolorMID MONTH will be distributed OR deposited on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

saddlelakepost secondarycolorREGULAR MONTHLY POST SECONDARY ALLOWANCES will be distributed OR deposited on Wednesday, December 17, 2014Book/Supplies Allowance will also be included for the Winter 2015 Term

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Please ensure that you have submitted your statement of marks and your Winter 2015 course schedule to avoid any delays in your funding.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Director, Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor or Betty Ann Moses, Administrative Assistant at 1-800-668-0243 or by email:;;