2016 SICC First Nations' Language Keepers Conference
Annually, in late November, the SICC hosts its annual First Nations' Language Keepers Conference (FNLKC). This annual gathering is the leading national conference devoted to preserving, promoting and protecting First Nations languages and cultures. It brings together academics, Knowledge Keepers, Elders, master speakers, community leaders and students from across Canada and the United States. 2016 marks our 11th year and the theme is Celebrating Youth: Our Future Language Keepers. The conference will be held at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre.
2016 FNLKC Final Report
Photography and Video Notice
Please note that there will be photographers and videographers on site. The images taken at our Conference are used to promotional purposes, on our website and social media as well as for the final report and future promotion. Videos taken at our Conference are used for promotional purposes, on our website and social media and future promotion. Videos taken of the all presenters will be posted afterward for public consumption.
2016 Promotional Media
Hotels Nearby Conference Site
Conference Keynotes, Community Showcase and Elders Panel
November 23, 2016
11:00 am to 12:30 pm - Elders Panel Language Discussion - William Ratfoot (Plains Cree), Rose Anne Adam (Dene), Peter Nippi (Saulteaux), Ken Crowe (Dakota), Armand McArthur (Nakota), Hartland Goodtrack (Lakota) and Moderated by Harry Walker (Plains Cree)
November 24, 2016
Please note that the Workshops here and on our Agenda are living documents with periodic changes expected due to scheduling conflicts and various other reasons. These abstracts and agenda are dated November 17, 2016.
November 23, 2016 from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm
November 23, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
November 24, 2016 from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
November 24, 2016 from 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Bison Sponsor $10,000+
Caribou Sponsor $5,000+
Bear Sponsor $1,500+
Wolf Sponsor $1,499 or less
Indigenous Systems Coordinator
Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
305-2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon SK S7T 0K1