USask to offer Bachelor of Education program in Pelican Narrows


The University of Saskatchewan, Northern Lights School Division, and Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation (PBCN) Education Authority have signed an agreement to offer the Cree Teacher Education Program (CTEP) Bachelor of Education degree program in Pelican Narrows. The arrangement will allow students to access postsecondary education in their home community and balance their studies with other commitments. “The desire of our local communities to expand and offer language and cultural programs is also crucial to our First Nations to revitalize Canadian Indigenous languages and cultures,” said PBCN Director of Education Darren Linklater. “Indigenous peoples are significantly underrepresented in the teaching professions.”