GDI, SIIT, USask receive funds from the Mastercard Foundation to support Indigenous students

June 8, 2020

The Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research, the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, and the University of Saskatchewan have partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to support Indigenous students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $840K in funding provided by Mastercard will allow the schools to provide Indigenous students with supports in the form of technological solutions to enhance remote learning, mental health and wellness supports, the creation of emergency funding, and enhancement and modification of existing wraparound supports. “This contribution will allow Indigenous students to have the access and support to stay connected and engaged in their studies while in their communities, said USask Vice-Provost, Indigenous Engagement Jacqueline Ottmann. NationTalk (SK)