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Saskatchewan Ânskohk Writers’ Circle Inc. (SAWCI) is an incorporated non-profit charitable organization committed to supporting Métis, First Nations, and Inuit writers of all genres through service, workshops, readings, and events.

One of the key initiatives of SAWCI is the Ânskohk Indigenous Literature Festival.


Committed to an holistic framework of Indigenous arts (visual, literary, and performing), the Saskatchewan Ânskohk Writers’ Circle Inc. objectives include:

To nurture First Nations, Métis, and Inuit writers and storytellers of all genres

To connect Indigenous story-iors to supportive resources through community partnerships

To promote and showcase Indigenous story and art


Building community to nurture and share Indigenous story and art


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:

  • Building community (within the organization, partners, artists, and the broader community)
  • Creating a nurturing environment for literary artists
  • Respecting diversity of storytellers and storytelling
  • Sharing the gift of story and art with the community

Our Heartfelt Thank You to Our Sponsors

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