Thought-Provoking Discussions at SaskCulture`s Let`s Talk Event
Keeping Language Alive
Connecting Language with the First Nations World View
Walking the Talk
Raising awareness of Truth and Reconciliation in Swift Current
Traditional Languages Meet New Form of Self Expression
Meme-making workshops help Northern youth reconnect to their roots
Awakening a Spirit of Cross-Cultural Sharing
Food Creates Cultural Connection
How a feast helps students share their culture
Spirit Horse Project
Connecting youth to their Indigenous culture
Finding Common Ground
Project aims to bridge cultural difference between Saskatchewan residents
Learning Language from Each Other
An annual Indigenous celebration brings school kids together to restore language and culture
Truth & Reconciliation
Reflection and action needed in Saskatchewan's cultural community
Raising the Bar: Exploring Indigenous culture through game creation
Culture, games and sport all play an important role in a community, and a recent ArtsSmarts initiative set out to explore that connection through art and collaborative learning.
Living Histories – Treaty education in living sky school Division
There is more than one way to tell a story and the living sky school Division is bringing Treaty education to life through cultural experiences.
Entertainment, eating, education and engagement create recipe for success at Folkfest’s Indian & Métis Pavilion
Every year, people in Saskatoon travel around the world learning about different cultures – only to find out what they have in their own backyard.
Retreat helps Aboriginal youth share their stories
In August 2012, the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild (SWG), in partnership with the First Nations University of Canada (FNUC), hosted the first annual Bringing Back the Buffalo: Aboriginal Youth Writers’ Retreat in Regina.
Students recognize First Nations and Métis leaders
Building community ties and connections is challenging for large, rural school divisions. However, some divisions make these connections a vital part of their students’ education.
Balcarres students recognize the role of First Nations and Métis people in their community
In some communities, role models are merely people to be admired. While they also admire their role models in Balcarres, some students at Balcarres Community School are also preserving their role models for “posterity”.
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.
Culture Synk brings out the creative voice of youth
The youth in the northern Saskatchewan Village of Sandy Bay felt they had nothing to do, or at least that is how they saw it until a group of artists known as Culture Synk came to the village for six days to create a collaborative music video project call
Horses important to cultural healing
One Arrow First Nation, a Cree community north of Saskatoon, has retained its ties to its historic horse culture. Over the past year, the band, along with the One Arrow equestrian Centre, has partnered to create a program.
Youth in Sturgeon Lake focus on tradition and justice
Sturgeon Lake First Nation, roughly 55km’s north of Prince Albert, works collaboratively with justice, education, Indian family services, health and administrative service portfolios to provide cultural activities for the community.
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.
Creating a New Path Through Music
Bridging Distances Through Technology
LIVE Arts goes national
Where are the Buffalo?
How a project brought the buffalo spirit back to the streets of Regina
Important Link in Saskatchewan's North
The Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District brings community together
Creating Connections in the North
Workshop tour creates an inspiring experience for both artists and students
Bringing Back Tradition
Workshops highlight the importance of the buffalo in First Nations culture
The Kiwek Project
St. Francis School in Saskatoon partners with artists from the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre to create a Cree language play interpreted from the Hollywood movie Jumanji.
Changing Attitudes through Debate
Youth can have an important voice in important national discussion
Art Workshops Connect Youth to Indigenous Traditions
How SYCAP is transforming lives through creativity
Moving Forward, Never Forgetting - Encouraging intercultural dialogue and empathy through art
It has been said that art has the capacity to express the inexpressible, and a new exhibition at the MacKenzie Art Gallery (MAG) hopes to give a voice to what often goes unsaid, and attract a large audience in doing so.
Traditional Parenting Workshop Revives Culture at Island Lake First Nation
This past summer, a unique camp offered parents a chance to learn and explore traditional First Nations parenting practices with their children.
Spoken word brings Cree language to life for students
Some may consider older styles of poetry to be dead, but a Saskatoon education coordinator is using the medium to bring the Cree language to life, and her students are reaping the rewards.
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.
Centennial celebration brings communities together
The village of Lestock is moving into the future using music and dance to celebrate differences and bring diverse cultures together.
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.
Métissage: collaboration increases reach
Amazing connections can be made, and powerful ideas can blossom when organizations come together to work collaboratively on a project.
Grants make a difference for First Nations and Métis Groups
The Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant (AACL) was launched by SaskCulture in 2007 following a funding model developed by the Saskatchewan Arts Board. The AACL grant is aimed at increasing the capacity in Aboriginal communities.
PAVED Arts Outreach: leaving a lasting community legacy
Over the past five years PAVED Arts has made outreach programming a priority for Saskatchewan’s media arts community.
Partners for creative Treaty Education
Students in The Prairie Valley School Division explored their relationship to the land and to the Treaties through a Creative Partnership that had them interviewing community members, visiting outdoor sites and learning about digital film-making.
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.
Storytelling important to preserving history & tradition
“So much of contemporary Aboriginal art practice, whether it is visual, media, performing, or interdisciplinary art work, is rooted in our culture’s oral stories and customary knowledge,” explains Elwood Jimmy, Festival co-director.
Connecting with your Inner ‘Story-ior’
How the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers Circle is building a community of Indigenous Storytellers
History Returns Home
Chief Poundmaker’s belongings came back to the museum that bears his name
New Skills Help Northern Youth Share Stories and Culture
Creative project provides technological opportunities
Finding Your Family Roots
Traditional languages provide insight into heritage
Top teacher is a life-long learner
RIIS to the Path of Healing
How a film about uncovering the past unexpectedly brings two filmmakers on a surprising personal journey
Language Key to Culture
Dene Language Immersion Camp teaches the Importance of Language Preservation
The Sixies Scoop Series
The SaskScapes Podcast by Kevin Power, Community Engagement Animateur & Producer/Host of SaskScapes
Bridging the Gap
Young participants recently had the opportunity to spend a week surviving without many of our modern conveniences.
Cultural Arts Camp receives rave reviews from elders and students in Turnor Lake
The Cultural Arts Camp, hosted by the Birch Narrows Dene Community School, has started something they can’t stop, and its positive impact will be long lasting for the community of Turnor Lake.
CARFAC bridges gap with Aboriginal artists
Several years ago, CARFAC Saskatchewan (Canadian Artists’ Representation/le Front Des Artistes Canadiens) identified a gap in terms of its service to, and engagement with, the Aboriginal artist community.
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.
John Lamodigiere: Aboriginal Myth Buster
John Lagimodiere has been busy myth busting with his Aboriginal Awareness Training sessions.
Art as a catalyst for cultural connections
Art and creativity can be a powerful tool to bring people together and help them to learn from one another. This concept is something that the MacKenzie Art Gallery (MAG) in Regina has recognized and has been working with for several years.
Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company’s upcoming production to focus on empowering multicultural themes
This upcoming spring, the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) will be showcasing a touching and inspirational story about a young girl discovering her cultural identity.
Prince Albert Historical Society and Treaty Education
Teachers from local school divisions from across the curriculum and grade levels participated in the two- day workshop to collaboratively create three lessons plans in a given subject and grade level that supported Treaty and Aboriginal education.
Storytelling through digital animation
For many organizations, keeping up with technology can be a daunting task, such as using new tools in the workplace, incorporating new skills into daily life, or keeping up with social media trends.
Students go digital as part of Treaty Learning
Students from Balcarres learned that the art of film, audio and digital photography can create a fascinating opportunity to learn about Treaties in Saskatchewan.
mispon provides opportunities for indigenous filmmakers
In March 2006, the University of Regina’s department of Media Production and Studies brought in wellknown Canadian Aboriginal filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin, as a keynote speaker for what would turn out to be mispon’s first biannual film festival.