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:
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
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:
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?
This Round Dance is to honor all 2013 – 2014 graduates from the Post Secondary, Human Resource Centre, Reinvestments & Cultural Education programs. This is our 16th Biennial Education Round Dance and will be held at the Saddle Lake Cree Nation’s Ayiwakes Cultural Centre. Post Secondary will also be awarding the recipients of the awards for academic excellence in each the following levels: Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Dipolma, Certificate and University College Entrance. These will be based on academic performance for the most recent term only in either the Fall, Inter-session or Winter taken between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. To qualify, please ensure that your OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS are submitted to Betty Ann Cardinal, Post Secondary Student Advisor, by January 16, 2015. Transcripts can be faxed to 780-726-4069, dropped off at the Education Authority Office or email scanned to email@example.com.
You and your families are welcome to participate in the honor dances and giveaways that are planned during the evening. We ask that graduates arrive at approximately 5:00pm to register if you want to take part in the pipe ceremony. We look forward to your participation and if you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 1-800-668-0243 (Toll Free) or direct line at 780-726-7609.
The Saddle Lake Post Secondary Allowances will be distributed as follows for the month of DECEMBER 2014:
MID MONTH will be distributed OR deposited on Wednesday, December 10, 2014
REGULAR MONTHLY POST SECONDARY ALLOWANCES will be distributed OR deposited on Wednesday, December 17, 2014: Book/Supplies Allowance will also be included for the Winter 2015 Term
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org