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2012 SICC 40th Anniversary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the past 40 years 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 language families found in the province: Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woodland Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota.

The mission of the SICC is to strengthen and support language and culture of First Nations people. This is accomplished through the operation of our departments working together. In an effort to strengthen languages, our Language Department creates language learning material. These language tools are published in our Graphics Department and distributed through our Learning Outlet. The library houses a wide range of books on First Nations: history, culture, languages, fiction/nonfiction, newspapers, as well as SICC publications. Cultural Resource Management (CRM) is the arm that carries out all cultural activity to the 74 member First Nations. The goal of 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 our 40 years history, in creating an institution dedicated to protecting, promoting, and preserving First Nations language and culture.

 

 

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Phone: (306) 244-1146