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SICC 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 for ceremonial and spiritual purposes only. The applications are reviewed and recommendations are made by the SICC Elders Council.
 
2017 Important Dates
 
  • January 13, 2017 - Call for Applications. This date is subject to change.
  • April 15, 2017 - Deadline to submit applications.
  • May 4 & 5, 2017 - Applications review by the SICC Elders Council, followed by call outs to all successful recipients. This date is subject to change.
  • May 26, 2017 - The 2017 Birds of Prey Feather Issuance Ceremony. This date is subject to change.
 
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE 2017 BIRDS OF PREY APPLICATION FORM
 
Protocol for Eagle Feathers
 
The Eagle feather is the most sacred and honoured gift given to an individual. The care and responsibility that comes with carrying an Eagle feather must be taught. An Eagle is our most sacred of birds because the Eagle carries our prayers to the Creator and is therefore heard. The Eagle is also our relative and is part of our family. As a part of our family, we must care for and respect that it has given up its life so that a person may carry its feathers. 
 
To access the Protocol for Eagle feathers, please click below.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SICC Contact:
 
Dion Tootoosis
Indigenous Programs Facilitator
Cultural Resource Management Department
Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
305-2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon SK S7H 5J7
Phone: 306-244-1146
Fax: 306-665-6520
Email: dion.tootoosis@sicc.sk.ca

E-mail: info@sicc.sk.ca

Phone: (306) 244-1146