SK celebrates Aboriginal graduates

June 3, 2015

Aboriginal graduates from both high school and PSE were celebrated across Saskatchewan last month. uSask held a graduation powwow last week to recognize the more than 360 Aboriginal students graduating from the university and the more than 300 grade 12 graduates. Over 1,700 students from across the province were in attendance to celebrate their peers. uSask also marked the 100 year anniversary of its first Aboriginal female graduate, Annie Maude (Nan) McKay. uSask’s College of Nursing is celebrating the first graduates to complete the BSc in Nursing program that was delivered in northern communities using remote presence technology. Global News reports that the number of Aboriginal graduates from uSask has increased every year for the last five years. A Saskatoon high school, Mount Royal Collegiate, hosted its 15th annual Powwow and Festival of Nations, welcoming more than 1,500 students from across the city. Global News | uSask News (McKay) | uSask News (Nursing) | CBC (uSask) | CBC (Mount Royal)