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SAITSA Indigenous Students' Alliance

Our mandate  

The main objectives of the SAITSA Indigenous Students' Alliance (SISA) are to: 

  • Create a welcoming environment for Indigenous students attending SAIT
  • Encourage Indigenous students to become proactive in representing themselves through student-based initiatives
  • Participate in the development and implementation of services, and events that will contribute to Indigenous students' academic success

To become a member of SISA, stop into Chinook Lodge and speak to one of the SISA executives.  Their office is N108G, Senator Burns Building.

SISA executive

The Chinook Lodge Indigenous Student Alliance is run by an executive of students who are selected by SISA members in consultation with Chinook Lodge personnel.  All SAIT Indigenous students are encouraged to join SISA and to seek one of these Executive positions.

Chief

Call and chair meetings all meetings for SISA.

  • Coordinate and be responsible for voting and elections for SISA.
  • Attend club committee meetings as a voting member.
  • Maintain all documents regarding all activities regarding SISA.
  • Call meetings with executive committee twice per month.
  • Call general meetings with SISA membership once per month.
  • Appoint sub-committees for events, for fundraising and for whatever else he/she sees fit.

Co-chief

Assist the Chief Executive in all duties deemed necessary.

  • Perform as acting Chief if he/she is not available.

Financial executive

Oversee the financial activities of SISA.

  • Insure that all financial transactions and funding are accounted for.
  • Prepare and deliver monthly financial reports to the Chinook Lodge Student Advisor.

Activities executive

Co-ordinate all student-based activities and events for SISA.

  • Co-ordinate SISA members in volunteering positions or events.
  • Develop and distribute posters and publications regarding activities and events hosted by SISA throughout the SAIT community.