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 has obtained lands nearby the original location to be a place where First Nations people can gather again. There is commemorative (educational) and ceremonial (gathering) land.
As well, SICC has begun bringing home pieces of the original stone from the Elbow marina and from the Western Development Museum.
Points of Interest
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SICC Elders Council
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INdigenous languages & cultures program
The Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre (SICC) is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 program year!
Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
305 - 2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon SK S7T 0K1