The University of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies have signed a new agreement to work more closely together to improve the educational outcomes of Indigenous students.

As a result, the two institutions will work collaboratively on programs, initiatives and services that benefit Aboriginal learners.

The memorandum between the U of S and SIIT was signed this morning.

SIIT President Riel Bellegarde says in a release the agreement shows a commitment to First Nations students and a desire to increase their access to higher education.

SIIT signed a similar agreement with the U of S’s Edwards School of Business earlier this year.