USask unveils new admission pathway for Indigenous lands governance, resource management diplomas

The University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and Bioresources has announced a new admission pathway within its Kanawayihetaytan Askiy (meaning “let us take care of the land” in Cree) program. Originally, students who wanted to enroll in either the Indigenous Land Governance or Indigenous Resource Management diploma programs had to complete the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy certificate first. The change means that students can enter these diploma programs directly from high school. “By expanding our admission options, we are strengthening and diversifying our student community,” said USask Associate Professor Dr Melissa Arcand. “The Kanawayihetaytan Askiy program provides hands-on learning opportunities and skills that students can use to lead in their communities and across the country.”