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SICC Aboriginal Languages Initiative

The Call for Applications for 2019-20 in now closed. Thanks for the great interest shown in the program!
The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) in Saskatchewan is administered by the SICC and is open to First Nations Communities and Indigenous organizations located in the province. Applicants must apply at online at our partner organization, SaskCulture. Link to register online and apply:
ALI Guidelines 2019-2020 (click picture to access link):
Outline of SICC: ALI Fund Application

Project Consultation

Throughout the course or a project, SICC and SaskCulture are here to support you and want to see you successful in your efforts.  At any time, you can reach out and ask for help if you need it and we will be here to help.
For general inquiries about funding criteria, online granting processes or reporting requirements, contact SaskCulture at:
Damon Badger Heit
Outreach Consultant and ALI Program Coordinator
For inquiries on language resources, community engagement and all other general inquires, contact SICC at:

Garry Anaquod
Special Projects Coordinator
Melody Wood
Indigenous Knowledge Systems Researcher

The Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI) is a federal program funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.  Program objectives are to support projects that maintain, revitalize and promote provincial First Nations/Aboriginal Languages.
ALI supports community-based projects that contribute to the revitalization and preservation of Aboriginal languages in Canada. Eligible strategies include participatory (language immersion) programming and resource development (archiving or documentation).
Examples of eligible projects include community-based activities such as:
  • Developing and delivering community language training programs (e.g. language and culture instruction and camps, language nests, online training, master-apprentice programs, etc.);
    • The development and teaching of regular accredited curriculum is not eligible for funding.
    • Language training programs must be held outside grade K-12 classes or accredited course work.
  • Developing materials to increase Indigenous language use and proficiency (e.g. books, videos, workbooks, lexicons, language kits, games, etc.);
  • Developing systems for facilitating communications in Indigenous languages (e.g. database, etc.);
  • Developing digital tools to share information, materials and resources among Indigenous languages groups (e.g. website, application, etc.); and,
  • Recording, documenting and preserving Indigenous languages (e.g. radio and television content, archiving, etc.).


E-mail: info@sicc.sk.ca

Phone: (306) 244-1146