Events & Programs

2019 SICC Aboriginal Languages Initiative

The call for Applications for 2019-20 is now closed. Thanks for the great interest shown in the program!

The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) in Saskatchewan is administered by the SICC and is open to First Nations Communities and Indigenous organizations located in the province. Applicants must apply at our partner SaskCulture, link to register online and apply:

ALI Guidelines 2019-2020 (click picture to access link):

Outline of SICC: ALI Fund Application

Project Consultation

Throughout the course or a project, SICC and SaskCulture are here to support you and want to see you successful in your efforts. At any time, you can reach out and ask for help if you need it and we will be here to help.

For general inquiries, contact SICC at:

Dominga Robinson
Field Support Officer 


Damon Badger Heit
Outreach Consultant and ALI Program Coordinator

The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is a federal program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage. Program objectives are to support projects that maintain, revitalize and promote provincial First Nations/Aboriginal Languages.

ALI supports community-based projects that contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages in Canada. Eligible strategies include participatory (language immersion) programming and resource development (archiving or documentation).

Examples of eligible projects include community-based activities such as:

  • developing and delivering community language training programs (e.g. language and culture instruction and camps, language nests, online training, master-apprentice programs, etc.);
  • The development and teaching of regular accredited curriculum is not eligible for funding;
  • Language training programs must be held outside grade K-12 classes or accredited course work;
  • developing materials to increase Indigenous language use and proficiency (e.g. books, videos, workbooks, lexicons, language kits, games, etc.);
  • developing systems for facilitating communications in Indigenous languages (e.g. database, etc.);
  • developing digital tools to share information, materials and resources among Indigenous languages groups (e.g. website, application, etc.); and
  • recording, documenting and preserving Indigenous languages (e.g. radio and television content, archiving, etc.).

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The Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre (SICC) is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 program year!
The Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre exists to protect, preserve and promote the languages and cultures of the eight language groups of what is now known as Saskatchewan: Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woodland Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakoda and Lakota.


Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
305 - 2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon SK S7T 0K1

Phone: 306-244-1146
Fax: 306-665-6520