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2016 SICC First Nations’ Language Keepers Conference

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 2016686 Views

Annually, in late November, the SICC hosts its annual First Nations’ Language Keepers Conference (FNLKC). This annual gathering is the leading national conference devoted to preserving, promoting and protecting First Nations languages and cultures. It brings together academics, Knowledge Keepers, Elders, master speakers, community leaders and students from across Canada and the United States. 2016 marks our 11th year and the theme is Celebrating Youth: Our Future Language Keepers. The conference will be held at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre.

2016 Links

SICC FNLKC Call for Presenters


SICC FNLKC Participant Registration Form

SICC FNLKC Group Participant Registration Form

SICC FNLKC Volunteers Information

SICC FNLKC Trade Show Registration Form

SICC FNLKC Agenda (Updated October 20, 2016)

2016 Promotional Media

2016 FNLKC Elder William Ratfoot Plains Cree Invitation

2016 FNLKC Elder Rose Pambrum Saulteaux Invitation

2016 FNLKC Elder Howard Walker Plains Cree & Saulteaux Invitation

2016 FNLKC Elder Lorraine Yuzicappi Dakota Invitation

2016 FNLKC Elder Phil Morin Woodland Cree Invitation

2016 FNLKC Julius Park Dene Invitation

2016 FNLKC Miss FSIN Maggie Eastman Dakota & Plains Cree Invitation

More to come!

Hotels Nearby Conference Site

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

Conference Keynotes and Community Showcase

November 23, 2016 from 9:45 am to 10:45 am

Ballroom A, B, C – Language Revitalization, Innovation & Hope – Robert Hall (Blackfeet)

November 24, 2016 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Ballroom A, B, C – Inspiring Indigenous Language – Belinda Daniels (Plains Cree)

November 24, 2016 from 10:45 am to 12:00 pm

Ballroom A, B, C – nastow anehiyoweyak – Ira Horse (Plains Cree)

Conference Workshops

Please note that the Workshops here and on our Agenda are living documents with periodic changes expected due to scheduling conflicts and various other reasons. These abstracts and agenda are dated October 14, 2016.

November 23, 2016 from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm

Ballroom A – Coming Soon

Ballroom B – Coming Soon

Ballroom C – Coming Soon

Manitoba Room – Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey Education in Mi’kmaq Language Development – Blaire Gould & Yolanda Denny (Mi’kmaw)

November 23, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Ballroom A – UnBQ Cree & Denesuline Language Programs – Wayne Jackson (Cree & Dene)

Ballroom B – From the Page to the Stage – Curtis Peeteetuce (Plains Cree)

Ballroom C – Land Based Elder Driven Curriculum – Sylvia Weenie & Noella Mitsuing (Plains Cree)

Manitoba Room – Building Competent Storytelling, Understanding Anatomy of Words – Robert Hall (Blackfeet)

November 24, 2016 from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Ballroom A – Nipugtugewei Nature-Based Kindergarten – Joyce Germain & Brenda Germain (Mi’kmaw)

Ballroom B – Building Relationships, Engaging Indigenous Youth through Technology to Strengthen Culture, Language & Identity – Holly Toulejour (Dene)

Ballroom C – Coming Soon

Manitoba Room – Telling Our Traditional Stories to Recapture Culture – Solomon Ratt (Woodland Cree)

Canadian Room – First Nations Educators’ Classroom Essentials – Celia Deschambault (Swampy Cree)

November 24, 2016 from 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm

Ballroom A – Kairos’ Blanket Exercise, Treaty 4 Language Sovereignty Spin – Oski-pimohtahtamwak otayisiniwiwaw (Plains Cree)

Ballroom B – 4 Directions 4 Connections, Resiliency at its Best – Joline Mearon-Bull & Charlene Barclay (Plains Cree)

Ballroom C – nehiyawak Summer Language Experience – Belinda Daniels (Plains Cree)

Manitoba Room – Coming Soon

Canadian Room – Connecting Youth to Sights & Sounds of nehiyaw Language – Reuben Quinn (Plains Cree)

Our Sponsors

Eagle Sponsor $20,000+
Bison Sponsor $10,000+

SICC Contact:

Melody Wood
Indigenous Knowledge Systems Researcher
Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
305-2555 Grasswood Road East
Saskatoon SK S7T 0K1
Phone: 306-244-1146
Fax: 306-665-6520


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