Library Service is Coming to Saddle Lake Cree Nation!

kâ-nîmihtocik ayamihcikêwikamikohk wiyascikêwin or the Northern Lights Library System is happy to work in collaboration with the Saddle Lake Post Secondary to provide on-site library service to local residents on a weekly basis.

Friday, May 26, 2017
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
at the complex in Saddle Lake

In addition to providing access to books your library card will open doors to e-resources and data bases pertaining to: teacher resources, small engine repair, genealogy, resume building, magazines and more…

Everyone is welcome.
Children require their parent’s or guardian’s signature.
Sign up for a library card and receive a chance to win a Tim Horton’s gift card.
For more information call Tanya (Niska) at 780-724-2596 extension 2133
kâ-nîmihtocik ayamihcikêwikamikohk wiyascikêwin

Blue Quills Culture Camp,  May 29 - June 2, 2017 (located 4 miles west of St.Paul, AB)
Participate in Cree and Dene ceremony, arts, crafts, cultural teaching circles in a land-based setting to celebrate spirit and family. Everyone welcome. Register for the day, the evening or the week. For a complete schedule see the link below or call 780-645-4455.

Indigenous Day/ Week St.Paul, Alberta
June 21-25, 2017
Jaycee Ball Diamonds/next to the Landing Pad - main tent and tipis
Lagasse Park - Water Ceremony and sweat

Reconciliation St.Paul is a group formed by members of the community to host events and activities for Indigenous week. ACFA, St.Paul FCSS, Mannawanis Friendship Centre, Blue Quills Social Work Program, Tribal Chiefs Ventures Inc., the Northern Lights Library System and other individual volunteers have come together to support this act of reconciliation or to increase understanding between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people. Everyone is welcome to attend these free events.

Indigenous week will start in ceremony.
June 21 (Wednesday) will begin in the morning with a Fire ceremony (8:00 am), followed by a pipe ceremony (9:00 am) and Woman's water ceremony (10:00 am) and the day ends with a sweat at Lagasse Park (6:00 pm). Ladies are asked to wear long skirts for ceremony.
June 22 & 23 - 10:00 am - 4:00pm Harry Watchmaker, Jerry Saddleback and Eugene Cardinal will offer Elder teachings on: culture, language, plants, song and dance. These sessions will be located at the tipis next to the landing pad
June 23 - Friendship Walk & B-BQUE - 4:30pm Starting at the Friendship Center ends at the Jaycee Ball Diamonds
June 24 - 1:00 - 4:00pm. - Art activity with Herman Poulin - Main tent at Jaycee Ball Diamonds

Dialogue circles around local history, a scavenger hunt and other activities are planned for the week. A finalized schedule will be posted soon in the meantime, click on the link below for a tentative schedule of activities:
2017 May15 SCHEDULE Reconciliation St Paul PROJECT

Traditional Parenting Lunch & Learn
Date: June 23rd
Time: 12-2:30pm
(babysitting is available for the duration of the course)
Location: Mannawanis Friendship Center, St. Paul, AB.
The Kokum Kisewatisowin Society (KKS), led by Elder Elsie Paul, is a group of retired professional Aboriginal women whose sights are set on reclaiming the traditional ways of kokoms (grandmothers) of the past. As stewards of Mother Earth in addition to Aboriginal families and communities, one of the society’s main objectives rests with the reclamation, retention and sharing of a strong culturally-based movement that utilizes the learned gifts of the kokums. Join Elder Elsie Paul for lunch and a sharing circle for an afternoon of Kokum teachings about early childhood and parenting.