The Prince Albert Grand Council and Saskatchewan Polytechnic signed an agreement Friday that both parties will work together towards reconciliation.

According to a press release, this includes exploring new opportunities.

As part of this agreement, the two organizations will work together to create a traditional encampment at the Hannin Creek Education and Applied research centre near Candle Lake.

The research centre currently provides students with hands-on learning in forestry, fisheries, wildlife, conservation law as well as other subjects.

The hope for the Indigenous encampment would be to organize land-based research projects and cultural awareness training, as well as other education programs.

Grand chief Brian Hardlotte said, “this new Indigenous encampment will also ensure students have an understanding of the role of Indigenous people in these sectors (forestry, fisheries, wildlife, conservation law, etc.) and others.”

(PHOTO: Members of the PAGC and Saskatchewan Polytechnic met at the Delta Marriott hotel in Saskatoon Friday to sign the agreement. Photo courtesy of PAGC Facebook page.)