GDI, SIIT, USask collaborate with community to create Oẏateki Partnership

August 5, 2021
A new partnership, called the Oẏateki Partnership, has been developed to transform the education and employment systems for Indigenous youth in Saskatchewan. The partnership has been co-implemented by the Gabriel Dumont Institute, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, the University of Saskatchewan, and several First Nations and Métis communities and community members. The partnership’s anticipated outcomes and goals are focused on improving Indigenous youth as they transition into, through, and out of postsecondary education and into the workforce. “There is no more important time than now for our province and communities to ensure meaningful Indigenous inclusion in the labour force and the economy,” said SIIT President Riel Bellegarde. Nation Talk | Global News (SK)