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Saskatchewan Indian Federated College School Of Social Work Celebrates 20 Years May 26, 1994

SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN      MAY 1994      v23 n04 p12  
Cecil King and FSIN Chief David Ahenakew

Cecil King (right) and FSIN Chief David Ahenakew

First Graduating Class '1974'

First Graduating Class '1974'

70's Graduation Ceremony

70's Graduation Ceremony

Smith Atimoyoo 'Founder'

Smith Atimoyoo 'Founder'

SIFC School of Social Work was initiated and affiliated with the University of Regina Faculty of Social Work in the summer of 1973 with program curriculum consultation and development. The first intake of eighteen First Nations students started in what was called the Indian Social Work Education program in January 1974 followed by another intake of 18 students in September 1974. The first seven graduates of the Indian Social Work education program graduated with two year certificates in Indian Social Work education program graduated with two year certificates in Indian Social Work convocating in May 1976 through the University of Regina.

In 1976, the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College was created and federated with the University of Regina. The Indian Social Work Education program was amalgamated with the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College in 1978. In 1980, the creation of a four year Indian Social Work degree became SIFC's Indian Social Work program. SIFC Indian Social Work program received accreditation under the Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work in June 1992 and became SIFC School of Social Work.

Since its inception in 1974, SIFC School of Social Work has graduated 480 certificate and degree graduates including this spring, thirty Social Work graduates. Graduates of SIFC School of Social Work are employed across Canada mostly with First Nations organizations.

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of SIFC School of Social Work, SIFC Saskatoon campus is hosting the 20th Annual graduation May 26, 1994 at the Centennial Auditorium. For tickets and more information please contact SIFC Saskatoon Campus at 931-1800

Congratulations to the 1994 SIFC Graduates.