Events & Programs

2019 SICC ē-micimināyakik Gathering

The Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre (SICC) will host its first Museums, Cultural Centres, Archives, Interpretive Centres & Libraries Gathering called ē-micimināyakik May 2-3, 2019 at the Ramada by Wyndham Saskatoon in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. An event of this scope has never been held in Canada. This Indigenous focused gathering will include presentations, keynote addresses, workshops, large and small group discussions and networking opportunities. Participants will include various levels of collections care from grassroots communities, curators, archivists, librarians, researchers, interpretive centres and museum professionals.

Our goal is to share issues, ideas, progress and solutions for First Nations museums, cultural centres, archives and libraries. We invite contributions from the Indigenous community as well as from Indigenous researchers, professionals, scholars and community members that explore, profile and share Indigenous knowledge in these sectors.

2019 ē-micimināyakik Links:

SICC ē-micimināyakik Poster

SICC ē-micimināyakik Agenda (Updated April 30, 2019)

2019 ē-micimināyakik Participant Registration Form

2019 ē-micimināyakik Group Registration Form

SICC ē-micimināyakik Facebook Event Page

2019 ē-micimināyakik Emcee:

Emcee - JR McArthur

2019 ē-micimināyakik Keynote Speakers:

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:15 am
Val Napoleon - Indigenous Intellectual Property: Arising Questions

Friday, May 3, 2019, 9:15 am to 10:15 am
Nancy Odegaard - Pesticide Contaminants on Museums Collections

2019 ē-micimināyakik Discussions:

Discussion 1 - Indigenous Collections: Valuing Our Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property - Sean Young & Robin R. R. Gray

Discussion 2 - Politics of Museum Terminology: Labels & Categorizations of Indigenous Material Culture - Audrey Dreaver & Annie Bosum

2019 ē-micimināyakik Panels:

Panel 1 - Ancestors Long Ago: Repatriation and the Protection of Cultural Heritage - Sean Young & Evelyn Siegfried

Panel 2 - Preparing Our People: Indigenous Education in Cultural Preservation & Property Law - Jessie Ryker-Crawford, Felipe Colón, Val Napoleon

Panel 3 - Access to Indigenous Cultural Knowledge: Archival Material - Del Jacko, Hillary McLeod & Annie Bosum

Panel 4 - Indigenous Curation - Sherry Farrell Racette & Naomi Johnson

2019 ē-micimināyakik Workshops:

Workshop 1 - The Space In Between A Collaboration for Change - Tanis Hill, Heather George & Mary Collier

Workshop 2 - Preserving Photos & Magnetic Tapes - Jessica Generoux & Chevez Ezaneh

Workshop 3 - The Business of Collections - Floyd Favel

Workshop 4 - Find Your Language in Archives - Jessie Loyer

Workshop 5 - Repatriation of Ancestral Objects - Nyla Klugie-Migwans, Jodi Simkins & Michelle Robinson

Workshop 6 - Identifying Infestation in a Collection - Nancy Odegaard

Workshop 7 - The Importance of Indigenous History & the Indigenous Voice - Beverly Crier & Brian Lightning

Workshop 8 - The Care & Conservation of Indigenous Collections - Jessie Ryker-Crawford & Felipe Colón

Workshop 9 - Birchbark, Memories & the Act of Listening Anishinaabek Materials - Naomi Recollet

Workshop 10 - Health & Safety and the Indigenous Professional - Tara Million

Workshop 11 - Using Law to Advance Cultural Rights - Jaime Lavallee

2019 ē-micimināyakik Hotels Nearby Conference Site:

HOST HOTEL: Ramada by Wyndham Saskatoon, use code CGSIC9 for a discounted room rate.

2019 ē-micimināyakik Photography Notice:

Please note that there will be a photographer and videographer on site. The images are taken at our gathering are used for promotional purposes, on our website and on our social media as well as for the final report and future promotion. Videos taken at our gathering are used for promotional purposes, on our website and on our social media for future promotion. Videos taken of all presenters will be posted afterward for public consumption.

2019 ē-micimināyakik Sponsors:

Eagle Sponsor, $10,000+

Buffalo Sponsor, $5,000 +

Caribou Sponsor, $1,000+

Bear Sponsor, $500+

Wolf Sponsor, $499 and less

2019 ē-micimināyakik Contact:

Jessica Generoux
2019 ē-micimināyakik Chair
Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
305-2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon SK S7T 0K1
Phone: 306-244-1146
Fax: 306-665-6520

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

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