2012 SICC First Nations' Language Keepers Conference
Planning is underway for the 2012 First Nations’ Language Keepers Conference. This year, the 2012 First Nations Language Keepers Conference is scheduled for December 5 & 6, 2012 at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre. This annual event celebrates and supports language education for First Nation people.
In addition to the Conference, on the evening of December 5, a traditional Feast will be held, venue to be determined, that will begin at 5:00 pm with a Round Dance to follow. It will include a canteen, midnight lunch and giveaway. Please note that the Feast and Round Dance is a free event and all are welcome.
CALL FOR PRESENTERS
As 2012 is the year that the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, we are looking forward to a extremely successful 2012 First Nations’ Language Keepers Conference. We are pleased to extend the Call for Presenters as we build the program of what will be another dynamic national event. This Conference is organized to provide an opportunity for First Nations to share best practices and technological innovations in the teaching, revitalization and retention of language & culture in First Nations’ communities. As an expert in your field and as someone who is passionate about all of the above, we invite you to submit an abstract for consideration of the selection committee.
- Call for Presenters Deadline: October 14, 2012
- Other Deadlines to be announced
Book Launch Poster
BOOK WRITING CONTEST
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 launched an annual book writing contest. 2012 marks the second year.
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 2011 winner was announced at the First Nations’ Language Keepers Conference on December 1, 2011. For the inaugural year, we would like to extend congratulations again 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 wishes the best of luck to this year's entrants.
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.