About Us

SICC Mission Statement, Vision Statement, Philosophy, Goals & Objectives

Mission Statement

Protect, preserve and promote cultures and languages of the First Nations people of Saskatchewan.

Vision Statement

Learning our ways, speaking our languages and living our lives as given by the Creator.

Philosophy

The Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre (SICC) has served First Nations people since 1972. It was the first First Nations controlled educational institution serving at the provincial level. SICC strives to maintain the cultural identity of First Nations cultures who inhabit what is now known as Saskatchewan: Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woodlands Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakoda and Lakota.

Goals and Objectives
  • To assist in developing traditional and contemporary cultural skills of First Nations people;
  • To promote cross cultural awareness of First Nations people's historic and current role in Canadian society;
  • To provide a First Nations resource base for bands and school systems to draw upon so that First Nations children may accurately inherit the values and traditional of their heritage;
  • To conduct and facilitate research on First Nations heritage and culture;
  • To advocate the preservation of First Nations languages, cultures, traditional arts and history;
  • To advocate First Nations control and management of First Nations cultural resources; and,
  • Above all, to respect and promote the Inherent Sovereignty of First Nations and their governments, as recognized by the Royal Proclamation of 1763, confirmed by Treaties 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and Constitutional relationships.

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