Category Archives: Post-Secondary

PLATO: Now Recruiting in Prince Albert

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Want to start your career in tech?

Join our 8-month training program to become a software tester.

Our Indigenous Software Tester Training course in Prince Albert will give you the education and experience you need to become a full-time software tester with PLATO Testing. Successful graduates are guaranteed a well-paying job that includes paid vacation and full benefits.

How does it work? Fill out the form below and one of our PLATO team members will be in touch to chat with you about the program and help you determine if it’s the right fit. Once accepted, you’ll go through five months of in-class training on the fundamentals of software testing, followed by a hands-on internship with PLATO on a client project that will put your new skills to work.

Brand new to software testing? That’s okay! Our course will teach you everything you need to know. And if you, like so many of us, spend a lot of your time on a smartphone, you will likely be more experienced than you’d think!

Looking to chat with someone on our team about whether you could be a good fit for the PLATO program? Reach out to us by email at [email protected].

Course Requirements

1. Of First Nation, Inuit, or Métis heritage

2. Interest in a career in Information Technology

3. A desire to learn

4. High School diploma, GED 12, or equivalent experience

The Prince Albert class will be starting on April 10th, 2023. Send in your application today! 

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2021 Career Symposium – May 27, 2021

Schools and individuals who have already registered will not have to re-register. Registration is open

*Students: To register, contact your classroom teacher.
**Teachers: Please register your students online here.
***LLRIB Adult Students: Please register online here
Contact information: Charlie Venne, [email protected]
Invited Schools: Senator Myles Venne School, Churchill Community High School, Little Red River School, Sally Ross School, Rhoda Hardlotte Memorial Keethanow High School, LLRIB Adult students, and LLRIB students who would like to return to school.


Apply for Funding, deadline extended to JUNE 15, 2019 –


  • The Liberal Arts Certificate is a Community-Based Program,
    offered by Lac La Ronge Indian Band, Gabriel Dumont
    Institute and the University of Regina, in the Community of
    Lac La Ronge.
  • This is a 16 month program.
  • Courses will be delivered in a face-to-face format, allowing
    for more one on one time with instructors.
  • The Community-Based Liberal Arts Certificate Program
    consists of 12 courses.
  • This program is designed with an Indigenous Studies
    focus and provides the academic supports to better ensure
    student success.
  • At the end of 16 months successful students will have their
    Liberal Arts Certificate through the University of Regina,
    which can transfer into degree programs at the University of
    Regina or elsewhere.

For more information contact Tammy Robinson
306-425-7969 | [email protected]


Click Link to Print – LLRIB HS Scholarship Guidelines 2017

Click Link to Print – LLRIB HS Scholarship Application 2017

For more information, please contact Ruth Thompson at Lac La Ronge Indian Band Health Services:
Direct Line: (306) 425-1705

The deadline for the submission of this application is November 1, 2017. Fully completed application packages must contain all information and be post-marked, in the mail or dropped off at the LLRIB Health Services Jeannie Bird Clinic to the attention of the Elder Catherine Charles Health Careers Scholarship Committee or e-mailed to [email protected] by the specified deadline.
You are eligible to apply for financial assistance if you are:
 A Lac La Ronge Indian Band member
 Completed a minimum of one year of study
 Enrolled as a full-time student at the post-secondary level in a program of study that is a minimum of two
academic years at an accredited university or college and pursuing a diploma or degree.
 Studying a branch of the health sciences such as: nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, lab technology, physiotherapy,
dietetics, nutrition, medicine, health administration, public health policy or another health related field.
Scholarship: Three Individual scholarship awards are provided in the amount of $1,500 and qualified individuals may
only be allocated one scholarship per academic year.

2017 Jonas Roberts Memorial Scholarship Award Winners

Lisa Mirasty is in her last year of her Social Work Degree. Her goal when finishing her degree is to work with the youth in schools or child welfare. Lisa plans to give back to her community and work in La Ronge for at least five years before exploring other opportunities. Lisa knows from personal experience the struggles our community faces, she plans on using this knowledge to her advantage to help make a difference in an adolescent’s life. Lisa has volunteered at schools, in the community, and also during the evacuation. Lisa has been described as an asset to the community.

Meagan Ratt is in her second year of her Business Administration Degree. Meagan first started her educational journey with a goal of getting her Business Admin Diploma, after finishing her first year of studies she has been encouraged to obtain her degree, thus maximizing her funding with the Post-Secondary Student Support Program. Meagan has worked for the education department for the past two summers, she has always gone above and beyond what was expected of her. She has been described as a fast learner, leader, role model, and very well organized.

Caitlyn Bird is in her third year Bachelor of Arts Degree. Caitlyn’s goal after completing her Degree is to become a journalist or a researcher. Caitlyn has passions for writing, helping others, spreading awareness, and finding solutions to various issues. Caitlyn was on the high school volleyball team and she would volunteer at fundraising events held by the school.

For more info on LLRIB Scholarships, go to – LLRIB – INCENTIVES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2017 Cliff Charles Memorial Scholarship Award Winners

Shaylene Marinuk is in her second year Bachelor of Commerce and is a single mom of one. Her goal after finishing her degree is to open a retail store for youth in the north, she believes this will also help the north economically. Shaylene volunteers at the local hospital for meals on wheels (delivering hot meals to elders), she has also volunteered at the national aboriginal day festivities.

Megan Morin is in her last year of her Bachelor of Arts- Majoring in Indigenous Studies. Megan is a single mom of two boys, she has always lived on the reserve in her home community of La Ronge. Megan’s long term goal is to give back to her community by working with youth in the schools or at the Jonas Roberts Memorial Community Center. Megan’s two boys play hockey, so when there is sporting events happening Megan is there volunteering her time.

Susan Moosewaypayo is in her third year of Bachelor of Science Nursing. Susan has chosen her career path because of her personal experiences as a child to adulthood. She wishes to exceed the normal expectations of care given by a nurse to a patient as it was given to her during her frequent hospital stays. Susan has been described as a natural leader and role model not only to her class but for the north.

For more info on LLRIB Scholarships, go to – LLRIB – INCENTIVES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

LLRIB Post-Secondary Orientation Information 2017

Time, and locations (Saskatoon Pending) for orientations.

Skype/Facetime – I (Leona Cook) will be available Friday August 11, 2017, as well as the following Week August 15th- 17th. Please let me know what time and day works for you so I may write it down. (make sure you have a copy of the 2017-2018 Students handbook ready)

La Ronge Orientation
: Senator Myles Venne School
Date: August 14th, 2017
Time: 9 am- 12 pm

Prince Albert Orientation
: First Nations University Northern Campus 1301 Central Avenue. Room 100 (Main Floor)
Date: Monday August 28th, 2017
Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Saskatoon Orientation
: Gordon Oaks Red Bear Student Center (Still waiting for confirmation)
Date: August 29th,2017
Time: 1:00-3:00pm (Still Waiting for confirmation)

A few other notes:

My summer student assistant has been working hard to contact students who still have outstanding documents so that we may send the sponsorship memos. We still need a few students Grade 12 marks, Acceptance letters (not conditionally accepted), or their Previous semester marks.

The child tax document is not needed for the sponsorship memo’s, however it is needed to determine living allowance rate, without it we will have to issue the single rate.

If you have any other questions, my contact information is below my signature.

Best Regards,

Leona Cook
Post-Secondary Counsellor
Office: (306)425-4938
Fax: (306)425-3030
Cell: (306)420-9165
Box 399 Air Ronge, SK
[email protected]

Indspire’s BBF: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program August 1st Deadline

Apply to Indspire’s BBF: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program August 1st Deadline
Indspire’s BBF: Building Brighter Futures Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program has an upcoming deadline of August 1st for Indigenous students attending:
·         A full-time college or university program that is at least 8 months in length for the 2017-2018 year.
·         An Apprenticeship, Skilled Trades or Technology part-time or full-time certificate or diploma program (1 month to 4 year programs)
It’s important to note that students are eligible to apply even if they are already receiving government or band funding for their education. 
A brand new, easier application has been developed and is available online at Almost every question in this new application offers a suggestion, definition or explanation to support students in completing it. All documents may be submitted in a variety of formats, including uploading a picture of the document.
A required document checklist is available for your convenience.
If you have any questions or concerns, or you are in need of support to complete your application, please feel free to contact [email protected]. Indspire staff are happy to assist you in completing your application.
□ PROOF OF STATUS – A copy of proof of First Nation (status or non-status), Inuit, or Métis card. Copy of front and back is required.
□ Band Funding or Inuit Government Sponsorship Letter or Document – a copy of the official confirmation letter from your organization’s education or sponsorship office stating whether you are being sponsored for the 2017-2018 academic year or not. If you are being sponsored, the letter must provide the breakdown of the amounts you are receiving for tuition, books, travel allowance, and living allowance that are noted in your budget.
□ Proof of Full-Time Enrollment – an official letter/form from your school showing that you are enrolled full-time for the 2017-18 academic year OR a copy of your class schedule showing all classes for which you are registered, along with your name and the term for each schedule. Schedules can be a screen shot from your student web account. Please ensure your name, the school name and the academic term is listed on the document.
□ Grades – Grades (official or unofficial) from your most recent program. Your most recent grades are not from this academic year; rather, please submit your grades from 2016-2017 or from a program you were in before this one. Applications submitted without grades will not be assessed. Please ensure your name, the school name and the academic term is listed on the document.
If you have any questions, please contact us:
[email protected]1.855. INDSPIRE (463.7747) X 253