The United Nations General Assembly (Resolution A/RES/74/135) proclaimed the period between 2022 and 2032 as the International Decade of Indigenous Languages to draw global attention to the critical situation of many Indigenous languages and to mobilize stakeholders and resources for their preservation, revitalization and promotion. The importance of protecting and revitalizing Indigenous languages in Canada was reiterated during the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada’s Symposium on Indigenizing Education hosted in Saskatchewan in summer 2022.
This biannual scholarship was established by the Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Advanced Education to support language acquisition for students at the First Nations University of Canada. This Scholarship will honour retired Indigenous Languages and Linguistics faculty member Solomon Ratt for his contributions over the last 35 years in the Cree language and literacy subject area.
Applicants must submit a First Nations University of Canada General Scholarship Application package by the October 31 and February 28 deadline, Submit transcripts and a budget with application.
First Nations University of Canada
1 First Nations Way
Regina SK S4S 7K2
Tel: 306-790-5950 ext. 3134