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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


Taking time to Showcase one of our Post Secondary Students

Samantha Cardinal - Welcom
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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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)

RSVP:  www.ualberta.ca/recruitmentevents

 

 

 

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WELCOME BACK!


Can having a Positive Attitude help you be a better Student?

Indeed having a positive attitude can assist students to reach their educational dreams.  Having a positive attitude, whether you are a 3rd year student or 1st year student, will influence the outcome of your studies.  From remembering the tons of information that you will be going through to focusing and absorbing the information that you need for writing your papers and exams.  Having a positive attitude will ensure that you walk through your educational journey with excitement, determination and knowing you will succeed.

Bernadine & Betty Ann

We, the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Staff would like to welcome you all back to another amazing academic year.  We are here “ASSISTING STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE PERSONAL SUCCESS & ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE” and would like to take this opportunity to say “HI” and give you a few quick updates.  As some of you may know that Diana Cardinal is no longer with Saddle Lake Post Secondary team as the Administrative Assistant and we want to thank students for their patience during this transition time.

We would like to acknowledge those students who submitted ALL the necessary documents prior to June 1, 2014, your efforts will be recognized and you will be hearing from us very soon.

We have gone through our Post Secondary Allowance (PSA) process twice without out too many errors.  We want to thank those students who have submitted their Banking Information on time and encourage everyone to do so by before Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

The Knowing Our Spirits Conference is just around the corner and if you are a Post Secondary Student in the Saddle Lake or Edmonton Area, you maybe eligible.  You can start submitting your names for the KOS Conference on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 and will close on Friday, October 31, 2014.  For further details, call Bernadine or Betty Ann at the office during those dates.

One last item is the Back Pack’s, if you are a SLPS Student and have not received a Back Pack, please call the office so that you can make arrangements for pick up.  As always, we encourage students to ensure they have a copy of our Saddle Lake Post Secondary Student Policy Handbook and become familiar with its contents :).

With that, we look forward to another great year and if you have any questions or concerns, please send us an email at bernadinehs@saddlelake.ca or to bettyanncardinal@saddlelake,ca.

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2013 – 2014 ACADEMIC YEAR!


Assisting Students to Achieve Personal Success & Academic Excellence
Assisting Students to Achieve Personal Success & Academic Excellence
We, the Post Secondary Staff, want to send out a WELCOME BACK to all our continuing students and WELCOME ABOARD to all our new and returning students. Your decision to continue your educational journey is commended and wish you all the best. Here at the Post Secondary office it has been a whirl wind of activity, as we prepared your files and collaborated with your institutions to ensure that your return would be as smooth as possible. We ask that if you have not sent in any of the documents that we have requested, to please send in via email, fax or drop off at the office.

We want to thank all the students who came out and participated at our Post Secondary Student Orientation that we hosted on August 26, 2013 in St. Paul. It was a pleasure meeting all the students and you are an inspiration to those around you . Congratulations to those students who took home prizes and thank you for all the positive feedback that we received, it is greatly appreciated.

We want to invite you to come back every now and again to check out our website for any updates and news from the Post Secondary staff. If you have any questions or concerns, regarding your sponsorship or have any questions regarding the institution you are attending, please call or email us right away. You can find our contact information is below or you can “click” on the “Contact Us” tab at the top . We will also have our Student Handbook up for your review shortly, all you have to do is go to our “sponsorship and applications” page and you will find it there along with other important details for your review.

Once again, good luck to you all and please keep in touch. Bye for now.

Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer, Post Secondary Director
Betty Ann Cardinal, Post Secondary Student Advisor
Pamela Large, Administrative Assistant

Saddle Lake Post Secondary
Box 130, Saddle Lake, AB T0A3T0
1-800-668-0243 toll free or 1-780-726-4069 fax.

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RIBBON CUTTING / UNVEILING CEREMONY


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

Friday, February 22, 2013

RIBBON CUTTING / UNVEILING

MANITOU KIHEW COMPLEX FOYER

SADDLE LAKE CREE NATION,

TREATY #6 TERRITORY

HOSTED BY:  SADDLE LAKE POST SECONDARY PROGRAM

CLIFFORD CARDINAL, MASTER OF CEREMONIES

~ AGENDA ~

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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Student Orientation Scavenger Hunt Winners


We would like to thank all the Saddle Lake Post Secondary Students who attended our Annual Student Orientation in St. Paul last month.  We hope that you were able to absorb and take away information that you found useful and look forward to assisting you during the coming months.

The following are the winners of this years Scavenger Hunt:

1.  Kevin Jackson wins a $50 Mark’s clothing gift card;

2.  Tessie Cardinal (Samson) wins a $50 Petrocan gift card;

3.  Samantha Jo Cardinal wins a $50 Old Navy gift card.

Here are the answers to the Scavenger Hunt:

1.  What is the new Application Deadline date and what is it?  June 01, 2013 for full sponsorship

2.  Who is the new Director?  Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer

3.  What is the new email address?  slpseducation@gmail.com

4.  What is the maximum tuition?  $6,000

5.  What are two ways to use Google Docs?  a) to share documents.  b) chatting

6. What is the CURRENT Graduation Project total credentials?  682

7. What is the current POTENTIAL Graduation Project total credentials?  1,248

8.  What is our website address?  www.slps.ca

Once again a huge THANK YOU for your support at this event coming from the Post Secondary Staff.