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Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN)

Pow Wow

SIGA was once again the proud Title Sponsor of FSIN’s

Spirit of Our Nations Cultural Celebration and Pow Wow.

Held at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, this event is the

largest and last Pow Wow of the season in Saskatchewan

and draws thousands of dancers, drummers and spectators

to this First Nations cultural event. It is a family-oriented and

community-minded event that encompasses First Nations

cultures, traditions and ceremonies and is open to the general

public. First Nations ceremonies and traditions are integral to

the success of a pow wow celebration. Sweats and feasts are

held prior to the pow wow; pipes are raised and offerings are

made to ask for guidance, blessings, good health and safe

travels for all involved. A ceremonial tipi is raised and pipe

ceremonies are held where prayers are offered for all the

people. In this way, our ceremonies form a vital part of all the

gatherings and proceedings of the pow wow.

2015 Saskatchewan First Nations Summer Games

SIGA was again a top sponsor of the First Nations Summer

Games in 2015. The games were hosted by the Ochapowace

First Nation August 9th-15th, 2015. A celebration of sport

and culture, this event epitomizes healthy living and builds

community at all levels. This experience provided a healthy and

safe environment for participants from First Nations across

Saskatchewan. In total, 74 First Nations and 13 regional

teams participated in the summer games. SIGA has been a

supporter of the Saskatchewan First Nations Summer and

Winter Games since SIGA opened its doors in 1996.

15

100

professional host

society staff & contractors

200

cultural & entertainment

performers

200

team management

& mission personnel

300

VIPs & WIPs

1,000

athletes

3,000

coaching staff

5,000

host community volunteers

2015 Saskatchewan

First Nations Summer Games

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