If you are an Aboriginal student, we encourage you to self declare your ancestry in PAWS. About 2,000 students have self declared, but that represents only a portion of Aboriginal students. If you think you have already self declared, please check in PAWS to make sure.
Students who self declare their Aboriginal ancestry in PAWS will:
- Be invited to events and activities specifically for Aboriginal students (for example: Graduation Powwow and Aboriginal Achievement Week)
- Be notified of mentorship, volunteer, job and scholarship / award opportunities
Knowing how many Aboriginal students attend the U of S:
- Helps us proudly say we have one of the highest populations of Aboriginal students among Canadian post-secondary institutions and that our diversity gives us strength
- Helps the USSU determine the appropriate number of Aboriginal students who sit on the USSU University Students’ Council
Aboriginal Ancestry: It is determined by reference to the Canadian Constitution Act of 1982 and includes Indian (non-status / status), Métis and Inuit persons of Canada as well as persons who are accepted by one of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan as a member of their community.
For more information
If you have questions about how self declaring will benefit you, please talk to a staff member at the Aboriginal Students’ Centre or contact the U of S Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org