2016 "O Canada" In Cree Download
The Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre (SICC) has been providing the 74 First Nations of Saskatchewan, with invaluable services in language and culture. Founded in 1972, as the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural College, the SICC was the first institution to deliver First Nations controlled education serving at the provincial level. The SICC was created by the Elders of that time, as they wanted to have "Indian control over Indian education." Elders continue to play a crucial role in SICC operations through the SICC Elders Council. The SICC Elders Council is comprised of one Elder from each of the eight langauge groups in Saskatchewan: Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woodland Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota and Lakota.
The mission of the SICC is to strengthen and support culture and language of First Nations people. This is accomplished throught our several departments working together. The Library Department houses a wide range of books on First Nations: history, culture, language, fiction, non-fiction, newspapers as well as SICC publications.The Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Department is the arm that carries out all cultural activity to the 74 member First Nations. The goal of the CRM is to create a desire and access to First Nations culture, for the youth. The SICC acknowledges all those who have played a role, throughout the 40 year history, in creating an institution dedicated to protecting, promoting and preserving First Nations language and culture.
In an effort to strengthen languages, our Languages Department created language learning materials which are published in our Graphics Department and distributed through our Langauge Learning Outlet. Available for download, is "O Canada" in Cree for your use. Thank you to Dolores Sand for providing this song. Please enjoy.