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24 Annual Knowing Our Spirits Conference

NOVEMBER 22 – 24, 2017

Radisson Hotel, Edmonton, Alberta
For more information, please call Miss Toni YoungChief, Conference Coordinator at 780-645-6787.  You can also visit the Iyiniw Education & Training Institute Inc to see more conference information, agenda and general information.


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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”

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reminderJust a Reminder…

… to all our University of Blue Quills Post Secondary Students, that course registration for Spring 2017 will April 10 – 12, 2017.  If you are planning to return for spring (May/June), please ensure that you have submitted our Intersession Application form and your course registration and timetable.

If you have any questions, please contact the office.

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Is looking for an Indigenous Post Secondary Student for a Full Time Summer Position.




TIME FRAME:   MAY to AUGUST 2017 (start date is flexible)

TO APPLY:   Drop off your RESUME at Service Canada in St. Paul, AB OR by email.

CONTACT:  BARB LAMEMAN 780-614-6611 or email barb.lameman@servicecanada.gc.ca

JENNY HILLIER 780-351-4182 or email jenny.hillier@servicecanada.ca