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SAKITAWAK is the Cree name of  Ile a la Crosse meaning… Where the River Opens out

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The Northern Village of Ile-a-la-Crosse is in the boreal forest of northwest of Saskatchewan, on a peninsula on the western shore of Lac Ile-a-la-Crosse. Ile-a-la-Crosse is located 220km northeast of Meadow Lake, 379km northwest of Prince Albert, and 478km northwest of Saskatoon. Its population is 1365 – with an average age group of 40 to 44 years, median age group of 25 to 29 years, and a dominant age group of 0 to 5 years.

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    John P. Daigneault Memorial SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Value: $1,000 .   Number offered: 5

    • Deadline: January 28, 2022 @ 5pm


    Application forms are available at the SDC office or can be requested via email from admin@sakitawak.com with the subject line John P. Daigneault Scholarship Application Form.

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    2022 Recipients

    •  Kassidy Bouvier-Lemaigre
    •  Jeremy Corrigal
    •  Kaleigh Durocher
    •  Craig Gardiner
    •  Mikaela Laliberte

    Sakitawak Development Corporation (SDC)

    SDC owns several successful businesses and profitable business investments, making it one of the largest Métis economic development corporations in northern Saskatchewan. The SDC supports and services include providing entrepreneurs in the community with advice and guidance and also investing in community infrastructure. SDC is recognized in the community of Ile-a-la-Crosse for its economic leadership and community development. In the past, it has often contributed 5% to 20% of its profits, annually, back to the community in the form of dividends.

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