Saskatchewan Multicultural Week

The Week That Includes November 22

In 1974, Saskatchewan was the first province to enact multiculturalism legislation, recognizing the right of every community to retain its identity, language and traditional arts and sciences for the mutual benefit of citizens. In 1997, the Act was revised and a section of the Act states the policy should preserve, strengthen and promote Aboriginal cultures and aknowledge their historic and current contribution to development of Saskatchewan.

The Act states broadly the provincial multiculturalism policy and provides the Minister power to carry out the purspose of the Act. The Multicultual Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) was founded on November 22, 1975 for the development and promotion of these multicultural values. Saskatchewan Multicultual Week is celebrated each November the week that includes November 22.

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