Success Stories

General Culture, Heritage

Adventures in Archaeology

On tour with the Saskatchewan Archaeology Society

First Nation and Métis Specific, First Nations

Walking the Talk

Raising awareness of Truth and Reconciliation in Swift Current

Swift Current
Jan, 2018
Arts

LIVE Arts: Bringing the Arts to Life

Introducing Saskatchewan artists to students

Saskatchewan
Apr, 2016
Heritage

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.

Saskatchewan-wide
Nov, 2014
First Nations

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.

Turnor Lake
Jun, 2014
Arts, First Nations , Multiculturalism

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.

Regina
Dec, 2012
First Nations , Métis

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.

Prince Albert
Jun, 2012
General Culture

Nature Quest popular with Saskatchewan students

Saskatchewan students are getting back to nature with the help of Nature Saskatchewan’s Nature Quest program.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2012
General Culture

Champions only part of SEDA success

Supporting the pursuit of national championships, producing videos, hosting seminars and touring the north are just a few of the activities keeping the Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association (SEDA) busy this past year.

Regina
Oct, 2011
Multiculturalism

Interest in Languages Continues to Grow

Have you ever passed by a classroom and heard children speaking Urdu or Igbo? The Saskatchewan Organization of Heritage Languages (SOHL) hopes the sounds of heritage language in schools will grow more and more common every year.

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2010
First Nations , General Culture

Belinda Daniels

Top teacher is a life-long learner

Saskatchewan
Apr, 2016
Arts

Music Program Promotes Healing Through the Arts

Students find a creative outlet through music

Turtleford
Apr, 2016
Arts, First Nations

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.

Regina
Nov, 2014
Arts, First Nations

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.

Saskatoon
Jun, 2014
Arts, First Nations , Métis

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”.

Balcarres
Dec, 2012
Arts

Summer employment at the Filmpool beneficial for all

It's not often that a budding filmmaker finds a summer job that will complement his or her future career and passion perfectly, but that was exactly the case for Mattias Graham.

Regina
Jun, 2012
First Nations

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.

Fort Qu'Appelle
Jan, 2012
Métis

Showcasing the works of Jim Settee: Keeping Saskatchewan stories alive

Thanks to a partnership between Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. and the Métis Cultural Development Fund, Saskatchewan filmmaker Jeanne Corrigal was able to tour her film, Jim Settee: The Journey Home, a documentary film about the life of Elder Jim Set

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2011
Arts

Cultural Project Combines Arts, Biology and Design

Students bring together art and science in the classroom

Saskatoon
Apr, 2016
First Nations , Heritage

Art Workshops Connect Youth to Indigenous Traditions

How SYCAP is transforming lives through creativity

Saskatoon
Jan, 2016
Arts

ARTforLIFE creates lasting legacy for students and teachers alike

A visual art-based education program at Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery combines both, and is building a creative legacy that will leave a mark on teachers and students for years to come.

Saskatoon
Jun, 2014
Arts, First Nations , Métis

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
Mar, 2013
Arts, Métis

Interactive workshop helps students learn about Métis tradition

Gravelbourg’s Camille Bell was invited by teacher Anita Clarke to Mossbank School where Bell spent a day presenting Métis traditions to elementary school children.

Mossbank
Dec, 2012
Arts, First Nations

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

Sandy Bay
Apr, 2012
Arts, First Nations

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.

Balcarres
Jan, 2012
Arts, First Nations

Engaging Youth in a World of Art

Saskatchewan artist, Gabriel Yahkakeekoot of Beardys and Okemasis First Nations was hard at work this past year helping First Nations youth connect to the arts.

Kahkewistahaw First Nation No. 72
Oct, 2010