Logo for Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collective Inc. Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collective Inc.

The Regina Indigenous arts community first organized in 1991 as Ironbow, which later incorporated as Circle Vision Arts Corporation, an Indigenous arts service organization provincial in scope. 

In 1993, with the assistance of Circle Vision, the Regina region organized under the name Sâkêwêwak, a Saulteaux 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the community’s vision for an organization that would support the emergence of new challenges identifying current and historical reference points and exploring contemporary artistic concerns. 

During Sâkêwêwak’s early stages, programming focused on professional development. Later, as new partnerships were established, regular programming, including a variety of presentation activities, was introduced into the organizational mandate. 

Incorporated in 1996, Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists’ Collective has been supporting Indigenous artists in the Regina area for over two decades. All artists need a community of support and peer engagement in order to succeed. Sâkêwêwak provides this support, giving artists a chance to create, grow, and reach audiences.