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Aboriginal Student Discovery Day

This year we have 6 Saddle Lake Cree Nation grade 12 students attending this event.  These students are from Kihew Asiniy, Ashmont Secondary School and from the Outreach Program in Saddle Lake.  They will be learning about the programs that are available from the U of A, more importantly, the Transition Year Program, application process, Bursaries & Scholarships, Housing, Financial awareness and so much more.  The Aboriginal Student Services is now called the First Peoples’ House.   

Suzanne Butler, Transition Year Coordinator & Betty Ann Cardinal, SLPS Student Advisor
  • Learn about University of Alberta undergraduate programs, housing, awards, and services
  • Connect with faculty and service representatives
  • Meet new people from other high schools and Aboriginal communities
  • Win great prizes including UAlberta apparel and more!

Important Notes:

  • TYP Deadline is May 01st
  • the Aboriginal Student Services has changed their name to First Peoples’ House
  • Assistance with applying Student Loans, Bursaries, etc
  • The First Peoples’ House staff are available to assist students who plan on attending the University of Alberta: 2-400 Students Union Building, Universty of Alberta, Phone 780-492-5677.

For more information on the Transition Year Program, please call 780-492-5677 or visit their website at ualberta.ca/current-Student/students/first-Peoples-house.

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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

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