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Buffalo Child Stone

mostos-awāsis asiniy (Plains Cree) or the Buffalo Child Stone (English) is a sacred stone with deep spiritual value to the great plains nations. The stone and surrounding land was an important gathering place for many First Nations, where ceremonies and offerings were held.

In December 1966 It was blown into pieces to make way for Gardiner Dam, now known as Lake Diefenbaker despite resistance from the nations that accessed the area and, allies in support. It was a devastating loss for First Nations people.

After lengthy discussions, the Elders Council provided their direction to preserve a huge part of Saskatchewan First Nations history and this project began.

SICC is working to make nearby lands nearby the original location to be a place where First Nations people can gather again. There will be both commemorative (educational) and ceremonial (gathering) land. As well, SICC will bring home pieces of the original rock where possible.

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Birds of Prey Program

Annually, the Birds of Prey Program allows for the distribution of feathers and other items from birds of prey such as Eagles and Hawks....
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SICC Elders Council

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Convention Act Section 29 provides for the establishment of an Elders Council. This Council...
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SICC Board of Governors

Uphold, advocate and assert the First Nations Inherent and Treaty Rights to language, culture, traditional arts and history...
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INdigenous languages & cultures program

The Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre (SICC) is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 program year!

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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.

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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
Email: info@sicc.sk.ca