Please call the office today if you have not received your PSA! Amberly and I are in the office to assist you. I have emailed all our students yesterday with information that you require in the coming days/weeks.
The Saddle Lake Post Secondary will continue to update our students with related COVID-19 information. We ask that you forward any of the information below to family & friends. If you require further information or want to find out whats happening back home, for those students out of province, etc., please call or email any one of us and we will assist you in any way we can:
Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor – In Office – email@example.com
Amberly Makokis, Administrative Assistant – In Office – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Director – Out of Office – email@example.com
The Saddle Lake Post Secondary Program remains open and if you have an inquiry or request, please email Betty Ann Cardinal, Student Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org (in office); Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Direct at email@example.com (out of office); or Amberly Makokis, Adminstrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org (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
Stay informed andBe 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;
Hand Washingis very important – wash your hands with soap and water or by using an alcohol-based hand rub – KILLS VIRUSESthat may be on your hands;
Close Personal Contact– such as touching or shaking hands – remain at least 2 meter distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezes;
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – contaminated hands can transfer the virus to youreyes, nose and mouthand from therethe virus can enter your body;
Cover you mouth when you cough or sneeze
Stay home if your sick to avoid to protect others and yourself andcover your mouth and nose with your arm or tissues to reduce the spread of germs & immediately dispose of any issuesyou have used into the garbage as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards
Clean and disinfect frequentlytouched objects and surfaces, such as toys, electron devices and doorknobs
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.
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:
Fine Arts: Visual, Performing, Media, Theatre, Production, Graphic……
Taking time to Showcase one of our Post Secondary Students
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.
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.”
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