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(Plains Cree for "becoming more aware")

About the Seminars

The wāskamisiwin seminars, facilitated by a variety of speakers, provide professional development open to faculty and staff across all departments and units at the University of Saskatchewan.

The goals of the wāskamisiwin seminars are to:

  • generate increased awareness of the historical roots of contemporary social relations;
  • bring to light current issues;
  • foster more positive and respectful relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; and 
  • consider the implications that this history has for pedagogies being utilized within academic institutions. 

The seminars guide respectful communication and interaction with Indigenous peoples and communities.

Each session will close with a facilitated discussion where participants are invited to reflect, share and ask questions.
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