- To promote the preservation
and rejuvenation of the Saulteaux language, culture and history.
- To assist in the
facilitation of policy development for First Nations' languages
- To provide advice
to the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre relative to the language,
culture, and historic preservation needs of the Saulteaux and
assist in developing strategies to meet those needs.
- To support the Saskatchewan
Indian Cultural Centre in its initiatives by serving as an information
source and assisting with data collection, information dissemination,
project planning, implementation and assessment.
Goals and Objectives
- To develop within
the Saulteaux communities and within the general public an awareness
of the importance of Saulteaux language, culture and history.
- To encourage various
levels of government to adapt policies that will insure the preservation
and enhance the development of the Saulteaux language, culture
- To adopt, implement
and promote the maintenance of a standardized Saulteaux orthography.
- To work together,
under the advisement of Elders, to develop educational materials,
curricular activities, teaching methods and other resources to
assure that our children learn our language history, traditions,
values and beliefs.
- To provide a forum
for discussion of ideas and issues relevant to the preservation
of the Saulteaux language, culture and history.
- To monitor the use
and advancement of the Saulteaux language in schools, band offices
and other places of business within the Saulteaux communities.
- To support and promote
initiatives related to Saulteaux language, culture and history
in education, the media and other social institutions.
- To develop guidelines
that will improve the quality of published Saulteaux materials.
- To assure the health
and vitality of the Saulteaux language by actively updating the
lexicon and keeping language users informed of new terms.
- When requested will
edit Saulteaux language and/or content instructional resource
materials developed by the committee members.
- To evaluate Saulteaux
language and/or content instructional resource materials produced
by non-committee members to determine linguistic, cultural, historic
and pedagogical appropriateness and accuracy, reporting the committee's
findings to schools in the Saulteaux communities and the Saskatchewan
Indian Cultural Centre (SICC).
- To apply for grants
to facilitate the delivery of the above services to Saulteaux
c/o Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
120-33rd Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0S2
Phone: (306) 244-1146
Fax: (306) 665-6520