Interested in joining SAWCI?

Community activities include monthly Aboriginal writing circles and the biennial Ânskohk Aboriginal Literature Festival.



The Saskatoon Indigenous Poetry Society is hosting the Equinox Poetry Slam virtually on March 19th at 6pm CST! View the event page for details on how to register for this exciting evening of poetry!

Facebook Event Page


Virtual coffee talks with Lindsay “Eekwol” Knight: Meet the University Library’s Indigenous Storyteller-in-Residence!
Visit this link to learn how to join the coffee talk!

SAWCI has received a $6,000 donation from O’Reilly Insurance and Financial Services Inc!
December 15, 2020

Declan O’Reilly, owner of O’Reilly Insurance and Financial Services Inc. and financial advisor for The Co-operators in Saskatoon, announced the donation to Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers Circle Inc. (SAWCI). The funding will help the organization nurture First Nations, Métis, and Inuit writers and storytellers of all genres.

“Our donation today helps address important community needs,” explains Declan O’Reilly, financial advisor for The Co-operators. “Guided by our co-operative principles, we invest our profits into action and advocacy that makes the world a better place.”

Read the official press release for more details! Press Release


The League of Canadian Poets (LCP) partnered with the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers Circle Inc. (SAWCI) to showcase the voices, community, and poetic writing of Indigenous writers in Saskatchewan, and of poets across Canada in the Chapbook I am what become of broken branch, Edited by Rita Bouvier. Available as an online version.
Available now!
More information available on the LCP website here.

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SAWCI embraces the principle of wāhkōhtowin – relatedness (to all life) and the following statement of values to guide its relationships and the manner in which it conducts its work.

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Welcome Writers & Storytellers

The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers’ Circle Inc. (SAWCI) is a registered, non-profit organization. SAWCI is comprised of Saskatchewan-based First Nations, Métis, and
Inuit emerging and established writers and storytellers—”story-iors” of all genres. Novelists, essayists, playwrights, poets, spoken-word artists, authors, academics—all are welcomed.

SAWCI is committed to a holistic framework of Indigenous arts (visual, literary and performing).

objectives include

  • To nurture First Nations, Métis and Inuit writers and story-tellers of all genres
  • To connect Indigenous story-iors to supportive resources through community partnerships
  • To promote and showcase Indigenous story and art

To donate to SAWCI, please send an E-Transfer to

Our Heartfelt Thank You to Our Sponsors

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