A couple Indigenous women have been handed a prestigious award from the University of Saskatchewan.

The university has announced the recipients of this year’s Alumni Achievement Awards, which Usask officials say is one of the post-secondary institutions highest honours.

Officials say each of the winners have made outstanding contributions and earned recognition for excellence in their respective fields.

Dr. Belinda Daniels, of Sturgeon Lake First Nation, has been given a lifetime achievement award for her work in revitalizing the Cree language.

Meanwhile, author, artist and activist, Zoey Roy was recognized with the “one to watch” award.

Roy, Daniels, and the rest of this year’s recipients will be honoured at an awards galaon October 19 at Remai Modern in Saskatoon.

(PHOTO – Zoey Roy (Top) and Belinda Daniels )Bottom) – file photos)