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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

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2017 Retail as a Career Scholarship winners will receive:

  • Financial assistance for their post-secondary education
  • Hotel and travel expenses to come to Toronto on May 30 & 31 to attend STORE – Canada’s BIGGEST Retail Conference – and the Excellence in Retailing Awards Gala
  • The opportunity to network and engage with the brightest professionals in the Canadian retail industry at STORE 2017

There are 20 scholarships available one $5000 Interac Scholarship, one $3000 Canadian Retail Hall of Fame Scholarship and eighteen $1000 Industry-Sponsored Scholarships.

Please note: This scholarship program is for students who are enrolled in or applying to retail, business or marketing post-secondary programs in September 2017. If you are not in one of these programs or attending school in Fall 2016, your application will NOT be considered. 

Retail As A Career Scholarship

Application Deadline:  March 31, 2107

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  May 2 – 5, 2017

The theme of the conference, Indigenous Thought and Being, is about celebrating Indigenous peoples’ reclamation of their own systems and knowledge and Indigenous thought regarding present day issues. We will explore a number of sub-themes including Indigenous Knowledge, Health and Well-Being, Education, Literacy, and, interweaving all of these, iyiniw isihcikewin – Ceremony, Culture, and Ways of Being.


Conference being sponsored by the UnBQ Literacy Centre – Indigenous Language Department IPK/DOC