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2020-2021 SICC Indigenous Languages & Cultures Program
(Formerly the Aboriginal Languages Initiative - ALI)
SICC is pleased to announce that the Indigenous Languages and Cultures (ILC) Program in Saskatchewan formerly known as the Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is NOW OPEN for applications! ILC is a Canadian Heritage funding program administered by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Culture Centre (SICC).
Applicants must apply online at: https://grants.saskculture.ca/
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 11:59pm.
ILC is a Canadian Heritage funding program administered by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Culture Centre (SICC) for Saskatchewan applicants. SICC is responsible to oversee the management and administration of the ILC programming element in a fair, open and transparent manner that respects the ILC application requirements.
First Nation organizations in British Columbia must apply through the First Peoples’ Cultural Council: http://www.fpcc.ca/language/Programs/ALI.aspx
First Nation organizations in Ontario must apply through the First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres: http://fnccec.ca/
First Nations organizations that are outside of Saskatchewan, Ontario or British Columbia must apply directly to the Department of Canadian Heritage: https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/aboriginal-peoples/languages.html
The Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program (ILC) in Saskatchewan aims to support community-based projects that contribute to the strengthening of Indigenous cultural identity as well as preservation and revitalization of Indigenous languages for the benefit of Indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan with flexibility and responsiveness to the broad range of community needs, goals, and priorities.
There are four streams of ILC projects. Applicants can address one stream as the main focus of their activity or a combination of up to 3 project streams. The eligible project types are:
- Community Based Language Projects
- Mentor and Apprentice
- Language Resource Development
- Cultural Development
Please note that the program criteria for ILC have changed from previous years. Applicants are strongly urged to review the Program Guidelines and Application Questions for more information prior to beginning an application.
ILC Program Guidelines 2020-21
ILC Application Questions 2020-21
Throughout the course or a project, SICC is here to support you and wants to see you be 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:
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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