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University Plan

In the summer of 2018, members of the Indigenous community gifted a name to the University Plan; nīkānītān manācihitowinihk in Cree and ni manachīhitoonaan in Michif which translates as "Let us lead with respect."  Of the four commitments and 12 goals of the plan, our goal to Experience Reconciliation focuses on nurturing the humility, ethical space, and conviction central to embedding the spirit and practice of reconciliation in all our engagement efforts.

As a community, we have a shared responsibility to honour and join in the journey of reconciliation. Relationships have been fractured; they require repair, redress, and healing. The tragedy of residential schooling exploited education as a tool to destroy identity. As a learning institution, the university has an obligation to use its influence to celebrate diversity and bring to the forefront the strength and beauty evident in Indigenous thought: to move forward “in a good way."

Indigenous Strategy

ohpahotân | oohpaahotaan ("let's fly up together") the Indigenous Strategy is intended to unite with the University Plan 2025 and inspire meaningful and respectful action to advance Indigenization and support transformative decolonization leading to reconciliation. This strategy is a gift to the University that draws upon the wisdom, knowledge, cultures, traditions, histories, lived experiences and stories of Indigenous peoples.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has also taught us that reconciliation is a goal that may take generations to realize. The University of Saskatchewan understands that reconciliation is an enduring journey, and we are steadfastly committed to actions that contribute to respectfully enabling the balance of relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Enabling this balance requires us to nurture an ethical space in which we can explore how we relate to each other through the lenses of history, culture, and lived experience. By providing opportunities to bring people together to share their experiences of truth, we will contribute to individual and collective healing and nourish deeper expressions of reconciliation.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

Further Education

Indigenous Voices Program

This program includes a series of interactive online modules you can do on your own to begin your learning journey. The programming is based on extensive consultation and collaboration between Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers and Indigenous and allied senior leaders, faculty, staff and students at the University of Saskatchewan. The four focal points are Place and Culture, Indigenous Land Agreements, Power and Privilege, and Indigenous Education.

USask's Indigenous Voices team are dedicated to creating a shared space for dialogue, learning, and collaborative action to catalyze individual and systemic change at the University of Saskatchewan.

Campus Exhibitions


Wally Dion's major solo exhibition, skodenstoodis, focuses on new and recent artworks, including large-scale, site-specific neon sculpture, recent painting and drawing, and a selection of circuit board assemblages. skodenstoodis addresses broad social concepts relating to Indigenous mobility and empowerment, recognized through cultural, economic, and political powers. Dion's use of image and materiality addresses time and tradition through a contemporary framework.

May 13 - August 26, 2022, College Art Galleries
Curated by Leah Taylor

Not Just Another Day Off

Not Just Another Day Off: Orange Shirt Day and the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools feature a variety of archival materials, books, DVDs and posters. Guests are invited to begin or further their learning journey about this dark history and pledge their commitment to learning and taking action to make USask a more welcoming place for Indigenous peoples by tying an orange ribbon somewhere on campus.

Until June 27, 2022 in the Murray Library
Curated by Donna van de Velde and Deborah Lee