IRS Call for Artisans
The Child Taken
To commemorate the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools (IRS) within our 7 First Nation communities and
within the city of Saskatoon, home to many of our 7 First Nation members, the Saskatoon Tribal Council hereby ex‐
tends a Call for Artisans, Request For Proposals, to capture an everlasting tribute to Survivors, Inter‐generational
Survivors and lost children of the Indian Residential Schools. Commemoration can be in any artistic form, however,
it must withstand weather and the passage of time.
Total budget allocated for project—$44,000.00
Budget breakdown: Full scale piece—$8,000.00 (Saskatoon)
Replicas—$5,000.00 (7 First Nations)
Miniature piece—$1,000.00 (STC Office)
The Saskatoon Tribal Council consists of 7 First Nation communities representing 3 linguistic groups: Kinistin
Saulteaux Nation, Mistawasis First Nation (Cree), Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Muskoday First Nation (Cree), One
Arrow First Nation (Cree), Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Yellow Quill First Nation (Saulteaux). Incorporation of
the lost language and culture in some form would be preferred. The following websites can be viewed to learn more
about our organization, the 7 member bands and about the IRS Legacy: sktc.sk.ca; trc.ca and aandc‐aadnc.gc.ca
Considering the connection of the commemorations to lost language and culture, it is anticipated that the replicas
will be placed inside/outside the First Nations’ schools. Appropriate locations will be determined by Community
representatives once the artwork has been chosen.
“The Child Taken” commemoration is open to all artisans with special consideration given to unique, symbolic works
of art that capture both the resilience and hope of those impacted by the Residential Schools
All entries must include letter of interest, CV, artistic draft of artwork including 4 side visual (if applicable), materials
list, location and estimated timeline for completion if chosen. Full narrative of artwork concept and how your work
of art will best commemorate the legacy of the Indian Residential Schools is also requested.
Please forward artistic drafts and information on your proposed piece of work to:
Saskatoon Tribal Council
200‐335 Packham Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4S1
Fax: (306) 956‐3268
Attention: Bev Wise email@example.com
Deadline for submissions: October 19th, 2012 4:30 pm
All entrants will be notified of selection outcome and submissions returned to unsuccessful entrants if requested.