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 consists of four distinctive and collaborative groups of leaders that help determine the vision of the initiative.
The Oẏateki Leadership Circle provides high-level oversight for the Oẏateki Project as per the MOU signed between the three institutions: Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI), Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT), and the University of Saskatchewan (U of S). This oversight is guided by the principles and practices of the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) in its capacity as the primary funder.
Each Institution will designate two representatives to participate in the Leadership Circle. In addition, the Vice President, Finance at SIIT will participate in the Leadership Circle.
The role of the Kahté-ayak Advisory Circles is to provide ‘Kahté-ayak-guided’ advice to the Oẏateki Partnership as they plan and implement activities designed to transform the education and employment systems to better service Indigenous youth.
Membership is open to those Kahté-ayak recognized by their communities for their wisdom and knowledge.
One member will be referred by each of the Institutions and will include the Kahté-ayak who gifted the Project vision, which provides high-level guidance to the work.
It is the recommendation of the Kahté-ayak thus far consulted, to ensure that others will be brought into the circle to share their journeys and advice for the Oẏateki Project. This we will do.
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The role of the Youth Advisory Circle is to support youth in their pathways through education and on to meaningful work and livelihoods reflecting their values, traditions, and aspirations.
The staff of the Partnership continues to grow sustainably and effectively. New team members are steadily being integrated into the initiative to ensure stability and enhance the offerings of the project.
The Oyateki Partnership staff group consists of:
Planning and Development Analyst
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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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