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2018 SICC First Nations Language Keepers Gathering

Annually, in the third week of November, the SICC hosts its now named First Nations Language Keepers Gathering. This annual gathering is the leading national conference devoted to preserving, promoting and protecting First Nations languages and cultures. It brings together academics, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, master speakers, educators, community leaders and students from across Canada and the United States. Held at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre November 21-22, 2018 and in its 13th year with the theme of Language First: Keep the Spirit Alive.
2018 FNLKG Links:
SICC FNLKG Final Report
SICC FNLKG Facebook Event Page
SICC FNLKG Official Poster
SICC FNLKG Call for Presenters
SICC FNLKG Tradeshow Registration Form
SICC FNLKG Volunteer Registration Form
2018 FNLKG Online Registration
NEW in 2018, you can NOW register online for the SICC FNLKG. Please go to the following Online Registration Link: http://meetings.smudging.ca/SICC
2018 FNLKG Emcees:
2018 FNLKG Keynote Speakers:
November 21, 2018, 9:45 am to 10:45 am
Ballroom A/B/C - Diom Romeo Saganash - Language & Nationhood - Eeyou Cree
November 22, 2018, 9:10 am to 10:15 am
Onowa McIvor
Ballroom A/B/C - Onowa McIvor - NETOLNEW (one mind, one people): Building a National Network for Indigenous Language Revitalization & Maintenance in Canada - Multi-Linguistic
November 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Chief Leroy Denny
Ballroom A/B/C - Chief Leroy Denny - Our Language Journey: Commitment, Awakening & Revitalization - Mi'kmaw
2018 FNLKG Panels:
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Elders Panel
Ballroom A/B/C - The Creator Gave Us Our Languages with Elders William Ratfoot, Plains Cree; Hartland Goodtrack, Lakota; Melvina Eagle, Dakota; Freda O'Watch, Nakoda; Peter Nippi, Saulteaux; Margaret Reynolds - Dene and Moderator Milton Tootoosis, Plains Cree - Multi-Linguistic
Thursday, November 22, 2018, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Youth Panel
Title: Honouring Our Mother Tongue with Kaylene Waditaka, Dakota; Davis Horse, Plains Cree; Aandeg Muldrew, Ojibwe; Cameron Lozinski, Swampy Cree and Moderator Milton Tootoosis, Plains Cree - Multi-Linguistic
2018 FNLKG Entertainment
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Neon's kokom
Ballroom B - Neon's kokom with Ira Horse, Plains Cree
Terri-Anne Strongarm
Ballroom B - Terri-Anne Strongarm
2018 FNLKG Workshops:
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm
Ballroom A - Swampy Cree - Walking In Two Worlds: Using Traditional Knowledge In A Contemporary World - Celia Deschambault & Sienna Deschambault
Ballroom B - Plains Cree - Total Physical Response Training - Julia Oullette
Ballroom C - Nakoda - Nakon I'a: Who? What? Where? When? Why? - Juanita McArthur-BigEagle, Sarah McArthur, Shayna McArthur & Roger White Jr.
Canadian Room - Dene - Keeping Language in Place - Mark Klein
Manitoba Room - Plains Cree - Reconciliation with Mother Earth - Bernadine Graham
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ballroom A - Plains Cree - #CreeSimonSays: Teaching & Learning Cree Using Social Media - Simon Bird with guest Cameron Lozinski
Ballroom B - Dakota - Teaching Paperless - Noella Eagle
Ballroom C - Saulteaux - What We've Learned So Far Fom Establishing a Mentor-Apprentice Language Project - Cheryl Quewezance, Ted Strongquill, Ralph Keshane, Alvin Quewezance, Cuthbert Keshane, George Quewezance, Anna-Leah King, Andrea Sterzuk
Canadian Room - Woodland Cree - Cree Resources, Land & Language Revitalization - Edie Venne & Minnie McKenzie
Manitoba Room - Plains Cree - Traditional Medicines - Daphie Pooyak
Thursday, November 22, 2018, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Ballroom A - Plains Cree - āsōnamākēwin - Dr. Angelina Weenie & Ida Swan
Ballroom B - Lakota - Evolution & Healing Through Lakota Language Learning - Tipiziwin Tolman
Ballroom C - Plains Cree - Language & Puppetry - Brian Waskewitch
Canadian Room - Multi-Linguistic - Creating Decolonial Space for Language Learning & Indigenous Knowledge Revitalization - Chris Scribe
Manitoba Room - Saulteaux - How to Smudge! - Albert Scott
Thursday, November 22, 2018, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Ballroom A - Plains Cree - kânêyâsihk mîkiwâhpa Cree Immersion Program - Matilda Lewis & Patricia Alexander
Ballroom B - Dene - Dehcho First Nations Language Revitalization & On The Land Programming - Violet Jumbo & Kristen Tanche
Ballroom C - Mi'kmaw - Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey: Language Strategy Planning & Mentor-Apprentice Programs - Blair Gould
Canadian Room - Plains Cree - Measuring Success in Language Revitalization - Sylvia Weenie
Manitoba Room - Saulteaux - Baby & His Wah Wah: Language Revitalization Through Lived Experiences - Denise Asham
2018 FNLKG Hotels Nearby Conference Site:
HOST HOTEL: Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre
Partner Hotel: Ramada by Wyndham Saskatoon
Heritage Inn Hotel & Conference Centre
Sandman Hotel Saskatoon
Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon
Riviera Motor Inn
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Saskatoon Airport
Country Inn & Suites by Carlton
MainStay Suites Saskatoon
2018 FNLKG Photography Notice:
Please note that there will be a photographer and videographer on site. The images are taken at our gathering are used for promotional purposes, on our website and on our social media as well as for the final report and future promotion. Videos taken at our gathering are used for promotional purposes, on our website and on our social media for future promotion. Videos taken of all presenters will be posted afterward for public consumption. 
2018 FNLKG Sponsors:
Buffalo Sponsor $10,000 to $19,999
Horse Sponsor $7,500 to $9,999
Caribou Sponsor $5,000 to $7,499
Bear Sponsor $1,500 to $4,999
Wolf Sponsor $1,499 and below
2018 FNLKG Contact:
Melody Wood
2018 FNLKG Chair
Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
305-2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon SK S7T 0K1
Phone: 306-244-1146
Fax: 306-665-6520
Email: melody.wood@sicc.sk.ca

E-mail: info@sicc.sk.ca

Phone: (306) 244-1146