Our Story

Sâkêwêwak is a Plains Cree word meaning, "they are emerging" or "they are coming into view". During the collective's formative period, the name was chosen to reflect the community's vision for an organization that would support the emergence of new challenges identifying current and historical reference points and exploring contemporary artistic concerns. The Regina Aboriginal arts community first organized in 1991 as Ironbow, which later incorporated as Circle Vision Arts Corporation, an Aboriginal arts service organization provincial in scope. In 1993, with the assistance of Circle Vision, the Regina region organized under the name Sâkêwêwak.  DuringSâkêwêwak's early stages, programming focused on professional development. Later, when partnership were initiated, presentation activities (exhibitions, screenings, performances, concert) were organized on a consistent basis. Since incorporating in 1996, Sâkêwêwak has maintained a variety of workshops, guided by our strategic programming cycle. In February 2012, Sâkêwêwak moved into its current facility located at Unit 2C, 1440 Broadway Ave, Regina, SK. 

 

Founders of Sâkêwêwak

ÂHASIW MASKÊGON-ISKWÊW (1958–2006)

EDWARD POITRAS

ROBIN BRASS

REONA BRASS

SHERRY FARRELL RACETTE

 

Staff

Adam Martin, Executive Director

EMAIL : SAKEWEWAK@GMAIL.COM

PHONE : (306) 780-9485
 

JAMIE REYNOLDS, ADMIN

EMAIL : SAKEWEWAK.OFFICE@GMAIL.COM

PHONE : (306) 780-9485

 

Board of Directors 

MICHELLE BRASS, CHAIR

CRYSTAL MESSIER, TREASURER

SARAH TIMEWELL

JORI ANNE CACHENE

BARBARA MENELEY

STACEY FAYANT

EMAIL : SAKEWEWAK.BOARD@GMAIL.COM

Advisory Committee

AUDREY DREAVER

MICHELLE LAVALLEE

DAVID GARNEAU


Supporters

Support and contribute to our ongoing engagement with Indigenous artists and audiences. We are a registered non-profit corporation with Saskatchewan Justice's Corporations Branch and are a federally registered charity: 896673290 RR0001. Financial contributions are eligible for a charitable tax receipt from our organization.

 

We are very grateful to the following for their support of our operations and programming: