Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
305 - 2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon, SK, S7T 0K1
Protect, preserve and promote cultures and languages of the First Nations Peoples of Saskatchewan.
Learning our ways, speaking our languages and living our lives as given by the Creator.
The Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre has served First Nations people since 1972. It was the first First Nations controlled educational institution serving at the provincial level. The Centre strives to maintain the cultural identity of First Nations cultures who inhabit what is now known as Saskatchewan: Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woodlands Cree, Dene, Nahkawe (Saulteaux), Dakota, Nakota and Lakota.
Goals and Objectives
-To assist in developing traditional and contemporary cultural skills of First Nations people;
-To promote cross cultural awareness of First Nations people's historic and current role in Canadian society;
-To provide a First Nations resource base for bands and school systems to draw upon so that First Nations children may accurately inherit the values and traditional of their heritage;
-To conduct and facilitate research on First Nations heritage and culture;
-To advocate the preservation of First Nations languages, cultures, traditional arts and history;
-To advocate First Nations control and management of First Nations cultural resources; and,
-Above all, to respect and promote the Inherent Sovereignty of First Nations and their governments, as recognized by the Royal Proclamation of 1763, confirmed by Treaties 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and Constitutional relationships.