Events & Programs

2019 SICC First Nations Language Keepers Gathering

Annually in November, the SICC hosts its First Nations Language Keepers Gathering. It is the leading national gathering devoted to preserving, promoting and protecting First Nations languages and cultures. It brings together academics, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, master speakers, educators, community leaders and students from across Canada and the United States. It will be held in Saskatoon on November 6-7, 2019 and the theme is Our Sacred Languages Walk With Us.

2019 FNLKG Links:

SICC FNLKG Agenda (link will be live July 26)
SICC FNLKG Call for Presenters
SICC FNLKG Official Poster
SICC FNLKG Sponsorship Package
SICC FNLKG Single Participant Registration Form
SICC FNLKG Group Participant Registration Form
SICC FNLKG Tradeshow Registration Form
SICC FNLKG Facebook Event Page

2019 FNLKG Online Registration:

Target date for link to be live is July 26, 2019, you can still register by filling in the applications above and faxing or emailing them in.

2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages

Indigenous languages matter for social, economic and political development, peaceful coexistence and reconciliation in our societies. Yet many of them are in danger of disappearing. It is for this reason that the United Nations declared 2019 the Year of Indigenous Languages in order to encourage urgent action to preserve, revitalize and promote them.

2019 FNLKG Emcees:

2019 FNLKG Keynote Speakers:

November 6, 2019

Hall A - Anyone can teach Cree... or should they? - Simon Bird, Woodland Cree

November 7, 2019

Hall A - Our Language, Our Law, Our Sovereignty: Realising the Power of Indigenous Language and the Authority of Indigenous Law - Dr. Carwyn Jones, Ngāti Kahungunu

2019 FNLKG Panels:

Elders Panel
Youth Panel

2019 FNLKG Workshops:

2019 FNLKG Hotels Nearby Gathering Site:

Towneplace Suites by Marriot (price ranges from $124-$129 per night plus applicable taxes, reservation code is 2019 SNL)
Home Inn & Suites Saskatoon South (price ranges from $120-$165 per night plus applicable taxes, reservation code is 1911SICC)
Four Points by Sheraton ($129 plus applicable taxes, reservation code is FN1171)
Hampton Inn Saskatoon South ($129 plus applicable taxes, reservation code is FNL)

2019 FNLKG 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 FNLKG Sponsors:

Eagle Sponsor $20,000+

Buffalo Sponsor $10,000 to $19,999
Horse Sponsor $7,500 to $9,999
Caribou Sponsor $5,000 to $7,499

Bear Sponsor $1,500 to $4,999

 
Wolf Sponsor $1,499 and below

2019 FNLKG Contact:

Melody Wood
2019 FNLKG Chair
Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
305-2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon SK S7T 0K1
Phone: 306.244.1146
Fax: 306-665-6520
Email: melody.wood@sicc.sk.ca

Points of Interest

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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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ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES INITIATIVE

The Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre (SICC) is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 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.

CONTACT US

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