As an intercultural gathering place, the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre brings together the teachings, traditions and cultures of the peoples of Saskatchewan. Grounded in the teachings of collaboration, cooperation, humility, reciprocity and sharing, the centre aims to enhance First Nations, Métis and Inuit student success.
The centre's purpose is to facilitate the coordination of effective student services for Métis, First Nations and Inuit students and build relationships within and outside the university with Indigenous peoples. The centre provides a home for Indigenous undergraduate and graduate student leadership and allows for mutual learning opportunities for students and faculty. The centre also functions as the university’s hub for on-campus Indigenous engagement and initiatives.
Office of Indigenous Initiatives
The Office of Indigenous Initiatives oversees the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre. The Office of Indigenous Initiatives helps the university community achieve its goals in Indigenous engagement and Indigenous student success. Through collaboration and relationship building, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives seeks to create a welcoming university environment that is grounded in the teachings of collaboration, reconciliation, reciprocity and meaningful change.
Aboriginal Students' Centre
The Aboriginal Students' Centre prides itself on creating an inclusive community on campus. The centre offers personal, social, cultural and academic support to Métis, First Nations and Inuit students through a variety of programs, services and special events throughout the year.