Métis Cultural Immersion
Learning about Métis traditions during Culture Days
Getting a Taste of Culture
The Museums Association of Saskatchewan shows how food triggers Intangible Cultural Heritage
The Power of Plants
Learning traditional knowledge of plants and healing
Discovering Your Unique Sense of Place
An interview with intangible cultural heritage stewards: Dale Jarvis and Kristin Catherwood
RIIS to the Path of Healing
How a film about uncovering the past unexpectedly brings two filmmakers on a surprising personal journey
A Train Trip to the Past and the Future - The inspiring story behind Ogema’s railway tour
The Town of Ogema fought back from rural decline with the development of a railway tour that would help steer the community towards a brighter future.
Digging in the Dirt
The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society engages newcomer youth in uncovering the past.
Five things you might not know about the Ukrainian Museum of Canada
You may know the Ukrainian Museum of Canada tells the story of many people's immigration to Canada from Ukraine, but here are five other things you might not know about the first ethnic museum in Canada.
New home, new name for the Regina Plains Museum
The Regina Plains Museum is now called the Civic Museum of Regina. Besides a new name, it also has a new address.
Production shares important Métis history
Live theatre has the power to touch audiences in a way few other art forms can. The play The Trial of Louis Riel has been reaching out and touching people with its story for 47 years.
Everett Baker Photo Collection brings Saskatchewan's history to life
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the worth of the Everett Baker photo collection is priceless.
Saskatoon’s Heritage in the palm of your hand
A university of Saskatchewan student is rewriting Saskatoon’s history—and now that history fits in the palm of your hand.
Artists part of celebrating 100-year old Legislative Building
This year, Saskatchewan artist Laura Hale has been hired to creatively engage others in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Legislature Building.
Year of Fransaskois celebrating 'joie de vivre' in 2012
Back in December, the provincial government declared 2012 as the Year of the Fransaskois in Saskatchewan and events marking this year-long celebration have been taking place across the province.
Macklin: heritage helps define community
Macklin – A small town hugging the Alberta border. This extreme westerly area in Saskatchewan was relatively late to be settled. European settlers had only begun to seek settlement in 1906.
Four lakes, four seasons, five communities for culture
“I have always been interested in revitalizing our main street,” says Elaine Hanson, town councillor and business owner, Fort Qu’Appelle. “We tend to use the beauty of the Qu’Appelle Valley as an excuse to do very little to improve the aesthetics of the t
Duck Lake identity shaped by vivid heritage
Duck Lake has been busy with many projects aimed at bringing its history alive through arts, education and celebration. The area surrounding Duck Lake is rich with culture and the community has been busy working on ways it can reflect its vivid history.
Karon Shmon: ‘I feel like I am innately a teacher’
Bringing Back Tradition
Workshops highlight the importance of the buffalo in First Nations culture
Intercultural Sharing through Storytelling
Story Slam promotes understanding between cultures
Try Something "Old" at Culture Days 2016
Discovering the Town of Allan's heritage
Food Creates Cultural Connection
How a feast helps students share their culture
Art Workshops Connect Youth to Indigenous Traditions
How SYCAP is transforming lives through creativity
Haunted History and the Darker Side of Heritage
The words ‘heritage’ and ‘history’ on their own do not always elicit excitement. But add the word ‘haunted’ and the past takes on a mysterious allure.
Heritage Moments: How youth are finding inspiration through history
Saskatchewan students are taking an active interest in their heritage thanks to a school program designed to explore history and culture.
Junior curators helping preserve the past in Meacham
The Junior Curators Program was established in June 2013 to give local children an opportunity to become further involved with the museum.
Oskayak Culture Camp connects youth to tradition
In May 2013, students from Oskayak High school in Saskatoon travelled north to the shores of Waterhen First Nation by the Meadow Lake Provincial Park.
Borden Threshermen bringing history to life
Borden’s annual Threshing Day, this year held in conjunction with Culture Days, offers guests an opportunity to leave their cars behind and ride a wagon into the past.
Main Street Program continues to revitalize Saskatchewan Communities
Traditionally, Main Street has been the hub of the community for towns and villages throughout the province. Four Saskatchewan communities are now taking steps to ensure it remains that way for years to come.
Yanessa Days celebrating past and modern culture
In the 1980’s, Sam Herman, then mayor of La Loche, encouraged community members to dress up in old-time clothing for a culture day celebration at the local elementary school. Thus, the Yanessa Days were born.
Community partnership leads to cultural growth
An interest in cultural planning by five Saskatchewan communities has blossomed into an innovative regional partnership, which includes involvement in the Main Street pilot projects and increased community momentum.
Opera house inspires community's culture planning
A shrine to Saskatchewan’s rich history, the Town of Battleford has moved its historic Town Hall/Opera House onto centre stage as part of its most recent municipal cultural plans.
Maple Creek capitalizing on its cultural roots
A couple of years ago a group of community-minded people gathered in maple Creek for a community planning meeting. Twenty-one citizens representing 13 groups in maple Creek drafted a vision at that meeting.
Getting attention for heritage
Heritage Saskatchewan is eager to bring more attention to the importance of heritage in the province. Incorporated in 2009, the organization is bringing the heritage community together to share common concerns and to work to raise greater awareness.
Neighbours in southwest create positive opportunities for youth
A partnership between Neekaneet First Nations and the Maple Creek’s Southwest Saskatchewan Oldtimers Museum and Archive builds on the strengths of neighbours to create cultural opportunities for youth and increase cultural awareness and learning.
History Returns Home
Chief Poundmaker’s belongings came back to the museum that bears his name
Finding Your Family Roots
Traditional languages provide insight into heritage
Jamming for Culture
Keeping a food tradition alive for future generations
Dance Opportunity to Explore Métis Culture
Dance project gives Saskatchewan residents a chance to learn Métis Culture
Humboldt Leading the Way with Intangible Cultural Heritage
Humboldt making way for Living Heritage
Adventures in Archaeology
On tour with the Saskatchewan Archaeology Society
And We are Witness: Canada’s Internment Operations
How Ukrainian and Japanese Canadians became prisoners of war in their own country during the World Wars’.
Maple Creek Moves Forward
How a town in southwest Saskatchewan discovered that the preservation of its past can spur cultural growth today.
Language festival promotes cultural pride
“Love Your Language, Speak with Pride.” This was the message bestowed on over 450 First Nations students at the province’s first-ever Indigenous language Festival.
Prairie Wind and Silver Sage conserve prairie landscapes
This past summer, Prairie Wind and Silver Sage was excited to launch phase one of their ecomuseum project exploring the unique character of the Grasslands, Val Marie and the surrounding area.
Culture Days Q & A with the Museum of Antiquities
The museum of Antiquities at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon was a first-time Culture Days activity organizer in 2012. Michelle Brownridge had the opportunity to speak with Tracene Harvey, the director/curator at the museum.
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society preserving the province’s past
With the province turning 108 years old in 2013, residents of Saskatchewan and its many communities are accustomed to celebrating centennials.
Wanuskewin draws a crowd for Culture Days
“Culture Days at Wanuskewin Heritage Park was a great success this year. We were expecting around 100 people, but throughout the day over 500 people visited the park," says Cameron McRae, visitor services manager, Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
Luseland wild about Whooping Cranes
The Town of Luseland is preparing to welcome back a former resident. The Luseland and District Museum is planning to add a new wing to their centre that will focus on educating the public about Whooping Cranes.
ArchaeoCaravan out in Saskatchewan
This has been an exciting year for the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (SAS). Acting executive Director Kim Cloutier says the SAS’s success comes largely from two new initiatives designed to introduce archaeology to those who are unfamiliar with it.
Museum in a suitcase
The Kroneau Heritage Museum has designed an outreach program to take the museum’s exhibitions to those who would, because of mobility issues, have difficulty visiting the museum in person.
Doukhobors: keeping tradition alive on the prairies
A popular way of sharing a particular culture with others is through song. Always looking for ways to engage the public in their culture and traditions, the Doukhobor Cultural Society of Saskatchewan is planning to make their music even more accessible.