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President’s Statement Regarding Cowessess First Nation Discovery

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Elder-in-Residence Program

Cumberland College would like to acknowledge that the College is located on Treaty 4, Treaty 5, and Treaty 6 territories and upon the  Homeland of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan - something that very much influenced our College's history and development and will continue to be important for our collective future.  

We are all Treaty People

Cumberland College is pleased to have Elders and Knowledge Keepers to offer support and guidance to our students and staff. They are one of our most valuable resources and are the keepers of sacred stories, songs, language, culture, and traditions that formulate the basis of understanding that we are all Treaty People. Through our Elder-in-Residence program, Elders are foundational to our desire to create an inclusive and respectful learning community for all.

The Elders-in-Residence program is multifaceted and is woven into the fiber of the College. The Elder’s role continues to grow and evolve with time:

For an appointment with an Elder, please contact your campus advisor.

Meet our Elders and Knowledge Keepers 

 Elder Riley Burns, James Smith Cree Nation (Melfort Campus)

 Elder Ethel Lee Colby,  Saskatchewan Metis Nation ER II  (Melfort, Nipawin and Tisdale Campuses)

 

 

 

 Elder Kathleen McLean, Red Earth Cree Nation (Nipawin Campus)

 

In Memorium

 Knowledge Keeper Louise Smokeyday, Kinistin Saulteaux Nation

 Elder Evelyn Burns, James Smith Cree Nation

 

Memories from many special events

The Elder-In-Residence program has been funded in part by:

 

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