Events & Programs

2021-2022 SICC Indigenous Languages & Cultures Program

 (Formerly the Aboriginal Languages Initiative - ALI Program)

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.

2021-22 ILC

Please be advised that for 2021-22 the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre (SICC) will NOT be serving as the regional administrator for the Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program for Department of Canadian Heritage. This program was formerly known as the Aboriginal Languages Initiative. Please see the official notice.

2020-21 ILC

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 Program (MAP)
  • Language Resource Development
  • Cultural Development

20-21 ILC Interim Report Tutorial Video

Deadline for 20-21 ILC Interim Report Submission is: Friday, January 22, 2021


20-21 ILC Program Guidelines

20-21 ILC Application Questions

Project Consultation

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:

Dominga Robinson
Field Support Officer 

Points of Interest


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INdigenous languages & cultures program

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

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.


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

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