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Fall 2020 Graduation Celebration

Fall 2020 Virtual Graduation Celebration
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Did you miss out on watching the Live Fall 2020 Virtual Graduation Celebration on our Facebook page or through the Lifesize Link?

Watch the full video any time with our co-hosts, Dustin Brass and Simon Bird.
Fall 2020 Virtual Graduation

Graduate Compilation Video

Fall Graduate Compiliation

Valedictorian Address – Fall

Kathryn Netmaker was born in Saskatoon, SK. She has two older brothers, a younger sister, and a mom and dad who love her. Kathryn is supported by her husband who she has been married to for over two years. 

Kathryn Ayapīhkēw kī-nihtāwikiw mīnisihk. nīso ostēsiw. pēyak iskwēw osīmisiw. okāwiya ēkwa ohtāwiya ē-sākihikot. ispīhk nīstanaw pēyakosāp ē-itahtopiponēyān, Kathryn kī-wīkimēw owīkimākana. owīkimākana sītoskawēw tahto-kīsikāw.

Throughout Kathryn’s education at the First Nations University of Canada, she constantly found herself in a place of gratitude. Kathryn is thankful for the countless opportunities she has had to sit and listen and be challenged and grow.

kapē-ayi okiskinwahamākosiwin First Nations kihci-kiskinwahamātowikamikohk, kā-kī-misi-nanāskomot. kī-apiw, kī-natohtākēw, ēkwa kī-kiskinwahamākosiw.
ēkosi, kinanāskomitināwāw

Kathryn Netmaker

Alumni Address – Creeson Agecoutay

Creeson Agecoutay is proud nehiyaw/Plains Cree from Cowessess First Nation on Treaty 4 Territory.

In 2013, Creeson graduated with a journalism degree and was recognized by both the U of R and the First Nations University. That same year, Creeson became the host of CTV’s Indigenous Circle, a show that has been on TV since 1993.

With the help of his co-workers, Creeson and the staff of Indigenous Circle won many more regional and national RTDNA awards for excellence in broadcast journalism.

And just this last September, Creeson has accepted a national reporting job with CTV National News. He will be working in the nation’s capital in Ottawa where he will be covering stories about federal politics and Indigenous stories BUT what is even more important, the producers of CTV National News with Chief Anchor Lisa LaFlamme has asked for CTV Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Circle to also go national where Indigenous stories will air weekly on the national stage with Creeson also hosting and reporting with the help of a committed team. It’s basically the same job Creeson is doing in Saskatchewan but nationally and he is very thankful for this big opportunity.

Creeson Agecoutay

Congratulations! We commend you on your hard work and persistence. We are delighted to share in the excitement, and we are very honoured to have you join a community of over 5000 First Nations University of Canada graduates.

FNUniv is preparing for the Fall Graduation Celebration, which means Graduation Photos!! Cornerstone Photography is the official grad photographer. Appointments can be made directly with Cornerstone Photography for the months of September, October and November in Regina, or you can book your spot for designated Campus dates.

Cornerstone Photography is offering three packages and individual sizes from which to select.  Payment in full is not required (deposit option available); however, full payment is due before photos will be printed.  All packages include both taxes and shipping fee.

$115 – 1-5×7, 4-4×5, 4 wallet size plus bonus print

$165 – 1-8×0, 2-5×7, 4-4×5, 8 wallet size plus bonus print

$220 – 1-8×10, 3-5×7, 12-4×5, 4 wallet size plus bonus print

$45 – 8×10  

$35 – 5×7  

$25 – 4×5

Spring 2020 Graduation Celebration

Virtual Graduation Celebration was presented on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 @ 6:00pm. You can watch the livestream through the link below.

Spring Graduate Videos

Please take a moment to view the compilation graduate videos. Many thanks to the Indigenous Communication Arts (INCA) students for the time and creation of the videos. Individual graduate videos are available for viewing here.

FNUniv Spring 2020 Graduates – Compilation Video (1)
FNUniv Spring 2020 Graduates – Compilation Video (2)
FNUniv Spring 2020 Graduates – Compilation Video (3)

Valedictorian Address

Waylon DeCoteau, our Valedictorian for the Spring 2020 Graduation Celebration, a Lakota/Dakota from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Aniishnaabe from the Turtle Mountain Reservation, Belcourt, North Dakota.
Waylon received a Bachelor of Science – Biology – Distinction and a Certificate in Indigenous Health Studies.

Cornerstone Photography will continue to book Spring Graduation photos in Regina for July & August 2020. Please view link for more information.


You’ve reached a milestone in your academic career! Congratulations!

Although you have completed all requirements of your program, you must still apply to graduate through the University of Regina.

The student application will be reviewed by your faculty to ensure you have completed all classes and met all the grade point average (GPA) requirements. Your faculty will inform you if you are missing any requirements. 

Convocation Celebration

The First Nations University of Canada Convocation Grand Entry and Academic Procession is a unique ceremony, renowned for its integration of traditional and modern First Nations content. Attendees will feel the heartbeat of the drum and see pride on the faces of the academic participants as they are led by the Eagle Staff carrier, an integral part of the convocation ceremony.

To be part of the convocation ceremony, a student must indicate on their University of Regina Application for Graduation.

Application Deadlines: 

  • Spring convocation: January 31 
  • Fall convocation: July 31 

Please note that it is the student’s responsibility to check their First Nations University of Canada/University of Regina email account regularly and to ensure your mailing address is up to date with the University. 

For more information on Applying to Graduate

Convocation Information for Prospective Graduates 

Students should know that there will be no convocation packages mailed out. Updates will be sent to your official university email address. It is your responsibility to ensure your information is up to date. The link to access your webmail is as follows: Web Mail Login

Graduation Portrait Photography is a wonderful memento for graduates and their families. Arrangements have been made with Cornerstone Photography to have your graduation portrait taken and several photo sitting options have been provided for your convenience. 

Students are encouraged to attend both University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada convocation ceremonies. Read more about the University of Regina convocation ceremonies.

First Nations University of Canada Convocation Event Details

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