The Oẏateki Partnership aspires to lead and facilitate transformative processes to generate more dynamic, integrated, ‘wholistic,’ state-of-the-art, and responsive education and employment systems that will change the lives of Indigenous youth for the better. By inspiring these developments, we envision a stronger Saskatchewan for all of us.
The Oẏateki Partnership is a unique collaborative between the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI), Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT), and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) alongside First Nations and Métis youth, communities, and organizations. The Partnership builds on a history of collaboration across the three partner institutions, the unique strengths, and the relationships that each institution holds.
The Oẏateki Partnership is a collaboration between the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI), the Mastercard Foundation, the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT), and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) that will support 32,000 First Nations and Métis youth on their path to post-secondary education over the next five years.
Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
On an individual level, the Oẏateki Partnership seeks to improve levels of self-determination among Indigenous young people in Saskatchewan by increasing their engagement with post-secondary schooling and improving educational attainment and labour market outcomes. Achieving these short-term results will positively and meaningfully contribute to the overall ‘holistic’ health, wellbeing, and socio-economic impacts for Indigenous individuals, families, and communities that will be felt in society.
The Oẏateki Partnership builds on a history of collaboration across the three partner institutions, the unique strengths and relationships that each institution holds, and a strong desire to create a more dynamic, integrated, ‘wholistic’, and responsive education system that meets the needs of Indigenous youth.
The outcomes of the partnership are ambitious and targeted.
These outcomes will drive all activities and ensure the development of a truly inclusive system.
Oẏateki is a Dakota concept meaning all people together and leaving no people behindLEARN MORE ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP
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We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.
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