Jun 4, 2020
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – June 4, 2020 – The Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research (GDI), the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT), and the University of Saskatchewan (USask) have partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to support Indigenous students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The partnerships, between the Mastercard Foundation and each of the post-secondary institutions, present a shared commitment to provide immediate support for Indigenous students dealing with the impacts of the pandemic on their lives and their education.
GDI, SIIT, and USask will deliver support programs by drawing on their existing networks and capabilities to provide student supports.
“We are grateful to the Mastercard Foundation for their willingness to invest in the education and mental health and well-being of Métis students. Through collaboration with communities, service providers, and other post-secondary institutions across Saskatchewan, we will be able to deliver the much-needed support to Métis students,” said Geordy McCaffrey, GDI Executive Director.
The full media release can be found here: Mastercard Foundation Partners with Sask Institutions to Support Indigenous Students