Sacred Sites

For First Nations people, our way of life is connected to the land, to Mother Earth and she is sacred. Our collective identity, nations, language and culture etc. are all interconnected with our relationship with the land.

Every First Nations language group has their own way of life based on the land that they live and where they hunt, gather, carry out ceremonies and trade. On these lands, there are many sites that are of greater sacred significance, known as sacred sites.

Sacred sites may include but are not limited to ceremonial lands, birthing spots, grave yards, rocks, lakes, petroglyphs, clean springs etc. Ideally, the site will be disturbed as little as possible.

After colonialism, our people were viewed as less than and therefore, our sacred sites are continually disrespected and destroyed for capital gain. Many, including SICC, continue to work to save our sacred sites. There are countless cases across Turtle Island where First Nations people are actively working to protect our lands and sacred sites. SICC files include:

Buffalo Child Stone

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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.


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

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