USask student leaders propose new Indigenous students’ union

March 8, 2018

Indigenous student leaders at the University of Saskatchewan say that they want to create an independent students’ union to better address the needs of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students on campus. Indigenous Students’ Council President Regan Ratt-Misponas was joined by representatives of three other student groups in calling on USask administrators to recognize the proposed Indigenous Students’ Union. “It’s about being able to have a platform for our authentic Indigenous student voice to be heard,” said ISC president Regan Ratt-Misponas. USask Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement Jackie Ottman said that her meetings with the ISC and other groups have been positive, and that the university supports student groups looking to formalize their governance structures. Saskatoon StarPhoenix