Indigenous Initiatives

The following people are dedicated staff at the institutional level for Aboriginal engagement and Aboriginal student success. Staff and faculty with similar goals also exist throughout our colleges, schools and units. Please contact us to get in touch with our colleagues in other units and colleges.

Aboriginal Students' Centre

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Aboriginal Students' Centre

The Aboriginal Students' Centre is dedicated to supporting Aboriginal student academic and personal success. Come to the ASC before and after class to study, use a computer, connect with other students, and to participate in our programs and services.

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Amaranta (Amy) Sokol Como Student Development Co-ordinator, Aboriginal Students' Centre

Amy is an alumna of the U of S, having both her Bachelor’s of Education through SUNTEP and her Master’s in Education through the Department of Educational Foundations. Amy’s role as part of the ASC team is to provide support services and co-ordinate development opportunities for Aboriginal students.

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Ellmere Duquette Clerical Assistant, Aboriginal Students' Centre

Ellmere is a member of the Mistawasis First Nation. She has been working as the Clerical Assistant for the ASC since December 2012. In this role, she is often the first person people see when entering the centre and therefore assists them in accessing the various services of the ASC and the university as a whole.

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Graeme Joseph Team Leader, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Student Success

Graeme is Gitxsan from northwestern British Columbia and has worked in higher education for over fourteen years. Graeme is tasked with ensuring the diverse needs of Aboriginal students are considered, that barriers to support are addressed and the services and programming available to Aboriginal students are strengthened.

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Lori Delorme Student Services Co-ordinator, Aboriginal Students' Centre

Lori is Métis and was born and raised in Cochin, Saskatchewan. She has been working at the Aboriginal Students’ Centre for over 17 years. Her primary role is to assist Aboriginal students with their transition to the University of Saskatchewan.

Indigenous Initiatives

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Candace Wasacase-Lafferty Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Candace is a citizen of the Kahkewistahaw First Nation and has been working at the U of S for the past fifteen years in various roles that promote Indigenous values within the institution. Candace helps various colleges and units collaborate to achieve success in matters relating to Indigenous engagement and Indigenous student success.