In Canada, New Strategies to Help a Fast-Growing Aboriginal Student Sector

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David Stobbe for The Chronicle

Every Wednesday, as part of an effort to create a pipeline to college, Evan Nordquist, a graduate student at the U. of Saskatchewan, leads a 10th-grade science class at a Saskatoon high school with about 40-percent aboriginal enrollment.

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David Stobbe for The Chronicle

Every Wednesday, as part of an effort to create a pipeline to college, Evan Nordquist, a graduate student at the U. of Saskatchewan, leads a 10th-grade science class at a Saskatoon high school with about 40-percent aboriginal enrollment.

The University of Saskatchewan has a 40-year history of offering special programs for aboriginal students, but this year it started a new strategy to forge closer ties with native communities.

The university opened a satellite office here at English River First Nation, 10 miles south of its main campus, on an urban reserve where several provincial and native organizations have offices. For a change, university experts went to the First Nation community—not the other way