Indigenous Achievement Week

Feb. 3 – 7, 2020

Everyone is welcome.

Indigenous Achievement Week (IAW) is an annual event that celebrates the successes and contributions of Métis, First Nations and Inuit students, staff, faculty and alumni within the context of this year's theme: Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Each year the theme is chosen by Indigenous students from across USask.  

IAW begins with a pipe ceremony and feast Monday, February 3 and finishes with a round dance celebration Friday, February 7 in the Education Gymnasium. Throughout the week there will also be various events hosted by USask units and colleges.

One of the highlights of the week is always the Indigenous Student Achievement Awards Ceremony. Indigenous students will be honoured for their academic, leadership, research and community outreach accomplishments. The awards ceremony will take place Thursday, February 6 in the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre. 

Image of Indigenous Student Achievement Award recipients (left to right): Darian Lonechild, Daulton Sinoski, Dakota Norris and Ashley Vols. Photographs by Carey Shaw.
2020 Indigenous Student Achievement Award recipients (left to right): Shaina Hounsell, Harrison Bull, Erin Sader and Amanda Jobb. Photographs by Carey Shaw.

Upcoming IAW Events

Indigenous Achievement Week 2020 takes place on the University of Saskatchewan’s main campus in Saskatoon, which is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.


Volunteer opportunities

The 12th annual ITEP Student Council Round Dance is looking for volunteers for various shifts between 1 pm and 12:30 am Friday, February 7.