SIIT Media Releases
OẎATEKI PARTNERSHIP BRINGS TOGETHER THREE LEADING INSTITUTIONS TO FOSTER SYSTEM CHANGE IN SERVICE OF SASKATCHEWAN INDIGENOUS YOUTH
August 3, 2021
SASKATOON, SK – The Oẏateki Partnership is a unique collaboration designed to transform the education and employment systems in Saskatchewan in service of Indigenous young people. Over the next five years, this bold initiative will support 32,000 First Nations and Métis youth: on their path to post-secondary education, throughout their education and training, and as they transition to meaningful employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
May 5, 2021
OTTAWA/SASKATOON – Canada has experienced a transformed economy, built on the foundations of innovation and new technology. This new reality presents a variety of challenges for Canada’s Indigenous communities. The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) with the support of Sustainability Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is tackling this challenge by developing the first Saskatchewan innovation Incubator dedicated to empowering grassroots Indigenous entrepreneurship.
February 11, 2021
SASKATCHEWAN – Finding creative solutions to tangible challenges has always been a staple of SIIT’s programs and services. It comes as little surprise then, that in the current pandemic environment, the SIIT Job Connections team has quickly pivoted their services to ensure clients throughout the province receive the labour market services they need.
December 11, 2020
MAKWA SAHGAIEHCAN FIRST NATION – At a time of physical isolation away from family and friends, many young people turn to online gaming as an important source of community and connection. It is with this in mind that SIIT has created an essential skills program built on a quest-style gaming platform.
November 24, 2020
SASKATOON – Residential School Survivors, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls families, and 60s Scoop Survivors – RHSW staff are accustomed to addressing challenging situations and fostering resiliency. It comes as little surprise then that this provincial community of wellness professionals has found a way to promote best practices despite the presence of COVID-19.
October 23, 2020
SASKATOON – SIIT is proud to announce the successful start of Year 2 of the Indigenous Practical Nursing Program. This ground-breaking program marks the first dedicated Indigenous Practical Nursing program in Canada. The program marries innovative technologies with traditional Indigenous practices such as harvesting traditional medicines while learning and practicing cultural protocols.