GDI DTI, Sask Polytech partner with Indigenous organizations, communities on training, learning, research

April 6, 2022
Two institutions in Saskatchewan have announced partnerships with local organizations to offer dedicated training and learning opportunities. The Gabriel Dumont Institute’s Dumont Technical Institute (DTI) partnered with two community partners to provide skills training. DTI and the New Southern Plains Métis Local #160 collaborated to offer members a multisector ticket training course in which students learned how to safely operate powered mobile equipment and received training in standard first aid, CPR, WHMIS, and more. The institute also finalized a partnership with Saskatchewan Rivers School Division to provide additional supports for students seeking Adult Basic Education. Meanwhile, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Wanuskewin Heritage Park formalized and expanded their longstanding relationship with a four-year MOU, which will see them collaborating on the development and sharing of Indigenous content, learning opportunities, and experiences. Sask Polytech researcher Abdul Raouf is also currently working with Cowessess First Nation to create an online, searchable interactive map of a cemetery at the site of the Marieval Indian Residential School. The work will help to provide closure to members of the community. Moose Jaw Today (Local 160) | The Star (SRSD) | Sask Polytech | Sask Polytech (2) (SK)