Wahpeton Dakota Nation student awarded new SIGA Scholarship

By paNOW Staff
August 2, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority announced their annual scholarship recipients this week, and among the winners was a member of the Wahpeton Dakota Nation.

Samantha Waditaka was named the recipient of the Paul Favel Indigenous Award and a $5,000 scholarship.

The newly-introduced scholarship honours a student enrolled in a Saskatchewan post-secondary institution who’s shown tremendous commitment to their culture, community, and education.

“We’re always looking for ways to support our Indigenous communities and youth and this is one way we can help reduce financial barrier,” said Lillian Denton, SIGA’s director of community investments.

Twenty-six other Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology scholarship recipients were also announced. SIGA and SIIT have partnered since 2014 to provide scholarships to students, and a full list of recipents is available online.


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