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Aboriginal Resource Management

Upon completion of the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy certificate you may choose to further develop your knowledge of resource management. This program teaches students the skills required for future employment as land managers as well as the scientific and traditional knowledge required for research and decision-making.

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  • Diploma in Aboriginal Resource Management

Admission Information

Completion of the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate is required. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017.

To apply, select "Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Diploma in Aboriginal Resource Management" as your application type on the online application.

For more information, visit the College of Agriculture and Bioresources' website or contact us at:

Telephone: (306) 978-8556 or (306) 966-4041
Fax: (306) 978-8551

Diploma in Aboriginal Resource Management: Is it for you?

The Kanawayihetaytan Askiy program had historically been designed for those already working as land managers, but the vision and direction for this program has broadened based on consultation with Aboriginal communities. Aboriginal land managers, Aboriginal land and economic development staff, Aboriginal leadership and staff, urban and rural Aboriginal youth, federal and provincial government staff and individuals interested in working with Aboriginal communities will benefit from this program, which has a strong focus on experiential learning.

This diploma is entirely offered through a combination of on-line and condensed (i.e., one-week) delivery courses, although students may also opt to take face-to-face courses. Students enrolling in the diploma would normally complete the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate before enrolling in the diploma. Transfer credit may also be given for the Professional Lands Management Certificate Program from the National Aboriginal Land Manager’s Association. Please contact the College of Agriculture & Bioresources for more information.

Sample Classes

ASKI 101.3 Field Studies in the Environment

This course introduces students to environmental science with emphasis on sustainable development of land, water and forests. Students will become familiar with the basic components of soil and will be able to recognize factors affecting productivity and land value as well as important environmental issues associated with managing a large land base. The basic components of surface and subsurface water will be investigated with the view of understanding and protecting both water quality and quantity. Students will gain an appreciation of the forest environment by investigating principles of forest ecology and sustainable forest management. Emphasis will be placed on methods of gathering information in addition to laboratory exercises and field trips.

GEOG 386.3 Environmental Impact Assessment

A practical and theoretical introduction to environmental and socioeconomic impact assessment. Emphasis is placed on the principles and characteristics of impact assessment as set out under Canadian and Saskatchewan guidelines and legislation, and on the lessons learned from selected case studies.

PLAN 329.3 Integrated Water Resource Planning

The process and practice of planning for water resources in a Canadian context. A focus on water and land use policy and water governance structures including federal, provincial, First Nations and local scales of inquiry. Institutional arrangements affecting water management in Canada will be investigated. Topics will include integrated watershed management, watershed plan preparation, source water protection, alternative stormwater and wastewater management, and access to safe drinking water.

SLSC 232.3 Soil Genesis and Classification

Deals with soil systems and their environments from the perspective of soil development and soil classification. Attention is given to the biotic, geological and physical factors that influence soil formation, and the response of soils to altered environments. The primary emphasis is on Canadian soils and classification, with significant attention to global soils.

Diploma in Aboriginal Resource Management

The Diploma in Aboriginal Resource Management provides context in resource management for Aboriginal communities. It builds on the Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Certificate to prepare students to become land managers in their communities, as well as leaders in local, provincial, and national settings. This program develops skils for future employment as land managers with the scientific and traditional knowledge required for effective research and decision-making.

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