SIGA Justice Paul Favel Indigenous Award for Outstanding Leadership in Community Involvement

The Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority is pleased to offer this scholarship award of $5,000, which will be presented to an Indigenous student in a full-time academic program, who is studying at a recognized Saskatchewan post-secondary institution.


The award will honour a student who has shown tremendous commitment to Indigenous culture, their community and their own education. The chosen student will exemplify the qualities that Justice Favel has demonstrated over his career, including a commitment to Indigenous activism and to representing the spirit of Indigenous Peoples.


Judge Favel has served as Deputy Chief Commissioner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission since 2011 and as a member of the Oversight Committee on the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement since 2010.


Justice Paul Favel is a member of the Poundmaker Cree Nation and former partner at McKercher LLP in Saskatoon. He was appointed by the Canadian Department of Justice and began his role as a federal court judge on December 11, 2017.



  • Member of a recognized First Nations, Inuit, or Métis band or community in Canada.
  • Enrolled in a full-time program at a Saskatchewan post-secondary institute.
  • Not an employee of the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority.
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