About our powwow

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S), situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis, has hosted a powwow on its Saskatoon campus for almost 30 years. Since 2009, the powwow has been held in the spring to celebrate the academic achievements of graduating First Nations, Métis and Inuit students from the U of S and Saskatchewan high schools.

Everyone welcome

Thousands of children from Kindergarten to Grade 12 attend our annual Graduation Powwow. The powwow takes place in the Bowl on the U of S campus in Saskatoon. Attendees have the opportunity to celebrate and honour Aboriginal graduates from Saskatchewan, listen to traditional First Nations drumming and singing, watch a variety of traditional First Nations dance styles and dress, and participate in educational children's workshops held in tipis and a Métis Red River cart.

Powwow 101 booklet (PDF)

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Benefits

Becoming an official sponsor of the U of S Graduation Powwow places you in a unique position to:

  • showcase your organization’s commitment to celebrate First Nations, Métis, and Inuit scholarship, and
  • raise your organization’s profile and image among the campus and Aboriginal communities (more than 3,000 people in total).

For more information about getting involved with the Graduation Powwow, please contact Graeme Joseph by email at graeme.joseph@usask.ca or by telephone at 306-966-7287.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the Aboriginal Students' Centre at asc@usask.ca or 306-966-5790.