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2011 SICC First Nations' Language Keepers Conference

The Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre held the 2011 First Nations Language Keepers Conference. An event that celebrates and supports language education for First Nation people.
The 2011 First Nations Language Keepers Conference was held December 1 & 2, 2011 at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre. In addition to the Conference, a traditional feast was held December 1 at Oskāyak High School that began at 5:00 pm and the Round Dance followed. It included a canteen, midnight lunch and giveaway. It was a free event where all were welcome.

The 2011 conference was organized to build upon the advances in knowledge pertaining to language revitalization, retention, teaching, new advances in technology and community language developments. It also focused on the education of youth, education professionals and community members who strive to contribute to First Nation Language education now and in the future. The theme for the 2011 Language Keepers Conference is “Honouring Residential School Survivors”.
This event provided a forum for educators, leadership and students to share, and learn innovative practices that support the intergenerational transmission of language.
Comments from 2010 conference delegates: 
  • Very informative I really enjoyed myself. Lots of great ideas. Can’t wait to begin lessons in class
  • Very helpful. Got a lot of great ideas to use in my classroom
  • I made some interesting contacts here where we can do some work together
  • The topics are just excellent, very informative; we need more workshops like this
Conference Deadlines: 
  • Early Registration Deadline: November 1, 2011 $225.00
  • Registration after November 1, 2011 $300.00
  • Elders Registration (60+) $ 50.00
  • Students (with Valid Student Card) $ 50.00
We thank those that were able to join us at the 2011 First Nations Language Keepers Conference!
  1. Conference Sponsorship Package
  2. Conference Information Package
  3. Conference Poster
  4. Conference Agenda
  5. Conference Registration
  6. Conference Trade Show Booth Registration
  7. Conference Book Writing Contest Poster
  8. Conference Round Dance Poster
  9. Conference Advertisement
The Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre promotes First Nations’ language development, revitalization and retention. To encourage First Nation children to write in First Nations’ languages, SICC has launched an annual book writing contest.
Entries will be reviewed and judged by the First Nations’ Language Keepers Book Writing Contest Committee. The Committee will select the winning book(s) based on creativity and originality. The book may contain illustrations but this is not necessary. Illustrations will be provided for the winning stories selected.

The winner was announced at the First Nations’ Language Keepers Conference December 1, 2011. For the inaugural year, we would like to extend congratulations to the Fishing Lake First Nation Kindergarten Class for their winning submission, a Nahkawē book entitled Ānīn Ēnimanjiwin Nōngom? or How Are You Feeling Today? 
The SICC thanks those that chose to be a partner in another successful conference. Sponsors provide their organizations the opportunity to support and to help grow this exciting event as it is important work towards First Nations' language and cultural revitalization.
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E-mail: info@sicc.sk.ca

Phone: (306) 244-1146