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Aboriginal students concerned at U of S

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Compiled by Shari Narine








The University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Students’ Council is upset about the university’s Vision 2025: From Spirit to Action report. They say the seven-page document lacks input from First Nation students. Members of the Aboriginal student population recently met with U of S President Ilene Bush-Vishniac to address plans to amalgamate Aboriginal degree programs into the mainstream. Bush-Vishniac said that special programming for First Nations may be rendered obsolete in the coming decades as it is possible that by 2050, 80 per cent of the university’s students will self-identify as First Nations. However, she said the university will consider the concerns of students before finishing the official draft of the Vision 2025: From Spirit to Action report.