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INTERSESSION APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE IS MARCH 15th


Attention all Saddle Lake Cree Nation Post Secondary Students!

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

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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.

CONTINUING STUDENTS

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

ALL OTHER STUDENTS

What you need to do:

SADDLE LAKE POST SECONDARY STAFF

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FEDERAL STUDENT WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM


Treaty Annuity Payment Summer Jobs for Aboriginal Students

Government of Canada Jobs

Are you looking for an exciting and unique work experience opportunity this summer that would involve travel and working directly with First Nations? Well here is an opportunity for you! The Department of Indigenous Services Canada (DISC) has a number of opportunities for work as a Treaty Annuity Payment student this summer.

Typical tasks may include: 

  • corresponding and liaising with First Nations to obtain dates and time of Treaty Pay
  • corresponding and liaising with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to confirm attendance
  •  coordinating and making travel arrangements for volunteers
  •  travelling to First Nations communities (Note: Travel may require working some weekends and evenings and travel to remote communities)
  • distribution of Treaty Pay to First Nation members
  • reconciliation of Treaty Pay lists
  •  data input

Duration:

  • Full-time from April 30 to August 31, 2018

For full Job Description and inquiries:

Closing Date:

  • April 26, 2018
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SCHOLARSHIP SUCCESS


CONGRATUATIONS  to DALLAS CARDINAL

ATCO INDIGENOUS EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENT 2017

Dallas Cardinal is one of our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Students, who is currently working on her Bachelor of Arts Degree at Concordia University in Edmonton.  The Scholarship that Dallas received on January 19, 2017, was the ATCO Indigenous Education Award based on her commitment to her education, leadership skills and role model qualities that can be recognized in the community.

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Dallas Cardinal, ATCO Indigenous Education Award Presentation

Good Job Dallas, you make Saddle Lake Cree Nation Proud.

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When is the Next Indspire Application Deadline?


JUNE 1st

Yes, the next Indspire Application Deadline Date is just around the corner. 

If you have not done so already, you better get busy and fill out your application today.  The next Indspire deadline is fast approaching and the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff highly recommend that all our Post Secondary Students apply online today.  Indspire offers many scholarships and bursaries and you can also check the institution that you are attending, it’s FREE MONEY!

These Indspire Scholarships and Bursaries are available to First Nations/Metis post secondary students who are enrolled in the following programs:

  • Business
  • Science
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Computer Studies
  • Education
  • Social Work
  • Technical Studies
  • Fine Arts:  Visual, Performing, Media, Theatre, Production, Graphic……
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Dentistry
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Laboratory Research
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Apprenticeships
  • Skilled Trades
  • Technology

For more accurate and up to date information, please visit the INDSPIRE website. You will find all the information about what scholarships and bursaries are available, Application Guidelines, Guide for Students, Program Policies and much more.

From the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff:  Bernadine, Betty Ann and Pamela.

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Samantha Cardinal, 3rd Yr Bachelor of Nursing Student


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Mount Royal University’s 3rd yr Bachelor of Nursing Students receiving a warm welcome as they arrive in Hawaii.  Samantha Cardinal is standing in the back row in the middle.

We wanted to take this opportunity to share Samantha Cardinal’s experience with everyone.  Samantha is from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Treaty Six Territory and is the daughter of Sam and Earlene Cardinal.

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Samantha Cardinal (5th from left or 4th from right), 3yr Bachelor of Nursing at Mount Royal University

She is in the Bachelor of Nursing Program at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta.  Samantha was accepted to take her 3year clinical practicum in Hawaii as part of the 4 week long international placement called the Global Indigenous Child Health Field School course (NURS3124).  This practicum is part of MRU’s School of Nursing program that offers experiential learning to connect local and global indigenous children’s health.  Students are learning how indigenous ways of being and knowing inform their role to promote child health under the guidance of Elder Francine Dudoit, Director, Traditional Hawaiian Healing at the Waikiki Health Centre.

A quote from Samantha:

“Not only has the work in the school and drop in center been inspiring, but also the additional experiences when we are not attending clinical.  I had the opportunity to attend a Global Health discussion with fourth year nursing students at the University of Hawaii.  Our discussion focused on indigenous and Migrant Health.  I was so nervous but I was proud to share my experiences as a First Nations individual and a member of Saddle Lake Cree Nation.  I think I surprised everyone when I introduced myself as Cree.  This experience has also inspired me in wanting to learn and share more by attending as many conferences as I can and joining the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada so that I can advocate for our community.”

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Samantha Cardinal, 3rd Bachelor of Nursing Student (right), Hawaii 2015

Samantha started her practicum on  November 19th and she will return back to Calgary on December 19, 2015.  To see more of her adventure and her group practicum, you can go to the following link – HAWAII FIELD SCHOOL: OHANA GROUP C.

On behalf of Saddle Lake Post Secondary, your Nation is very proud of you and wish you all the best.  Can’t wait to see more picture and hope to see you soon.

Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff:  Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Director; Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor; Pamela Large, Administrative Assistant

 

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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.

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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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Aboriginal Relations: Alberta Aboriginal Intership Program


What is the Aboriginal Internship Program?

The Aboriginal Intern Program is a 2 year program open to post secondary graduates who have an interest in working for the Alberta government and possess a good knowledge of Aboriginal initiatives, people, communities, and culture.

The program will offer graduates work experience, professional development, and the opportunity to work with an Aboriginal community partner.

Internships are available in the departments of:

  • Aboriginal Relations
  • Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour
  • Innovation and Advanced Education
  • Treasury Board and Finance
  • Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
  • Chief Medical Officer (Alberta Health)

How does the program work?

Interns will spend the first year working in one of the participating ministries, followed by nine months of working with a community non-government partner, before returning to the ministry for the last 3 months.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  • Applicants must have graduated from an accredited university or college in the last 2 years
  • Possessing knowledge of Aboriginal initiatives, communities, culture and people is an asset

Where can I find more information about the Alberta Aboriginal Internship Program?

Alberta Aboriginal Internship Program
https://www.jobs.alberta.ca/students/program_descriptions.html

Information above has been received by the Aboriginal Relations website:  “click here to be directed to their website”