Success Stories

Multiculturalism

#WeAreSK Public Service Announcements

During Culture Days 2013, the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan hired a freelance journalist, Evie Ruddy, and a videographer, Jason Rister, to travel around the province.

First Nation and Métis Specific, First Nations , Métis

Métis Mondays with the Battlefords Boys and Girls Club

Battleford
Nov, 2020
Arts, Cultural Industries, First Nations , Métis

Mentorship Provides Opportunity to Share Métis Culture

Prince Albert
Nov, 2020
First Nation and Métis Specific, Heritage, Métis

Gathering Focuses on Reconciliation and Relationship-Building

Regina
Mar, 2020
Arts, First Nations , Métis

New Skills Help Northern Youth Share Stories and Culture

Creative project provides technological opportunities

Northern Saskatchewan
Apr, 2017
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 , 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
First Nations , Métis

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.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jun, 2012
Métis

Pinehouse brings communities together

This past spring, one small northern community decided to host an event that would bring together the northern communities together to share, learn and celebrate Métis culture.

Pinehouse
Jan, 2012
Métis

Remembering James Brady

Brady, a veteran of WWII, educated and mobilized Métis communities on the rights of squatters on Crown lands and the establishment of Métis political groups that sought political and cultural protection for Métis peoples.

La Ronge
Jan, 2011
First Nation and Métis Specific, First Nations , Indigenous, Métis

Partnership Develops videos to help Share Indigenous Culture

Southey
Nov, 2020
First Nation and Métis Specific, First Nations , Indigenous, Métis

Popular Indigenous Peoples' Day Gathering Goes virtual

Saskatoon
Nov, 2020
Métis

Family Camp Brings Together Community and Traditions

Learning traditions of your community

Île-à-la-Crosse
Apr, 2017
First Nation and Métis Specific, Heritage

The Power of Plants

Learning traditional knowledge of plants and healing

Saskatoon
Oct, 2016
First Nations , Métis

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.

Lestock
Mar, 2013
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
Métis

New partnership sparks Métis interest

In its first year, the partnership between SaskCulture and Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI), intended to increase interest and awareness of funding available to preserve Métis cultural heritage, has resulted in an overwhelming response.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jun, 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
Métis

2010 Year of the Metis

This year, the Back to Batoche festival featured a wide range of performances including Saskatchewan’s own Lindsay Knight (Eekwol) and Donny Parenteau - among others, as well as workshops.

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2010
Arts, First Nation and Métis Specific, First Nations , Indigenous, Métis

Take­-home Arts and Craft Kits Popular During Pandemic

Saskatoon
Nov, 2020
First Nation and Métis Specific, Heritage, Indigenous, Métis

Métis Celebration Encourages Reconciliation

Saskatoon
Sep, 2020
Métis

Living the River's Stories

Discovering our past down the South Saskatchewan River

La Loche
Apr, 2017
Heritage

Maple Creek Moves Forward

How a town in southwest Saskatchewan discovered that the preservation of its past can spur cultural growth today.

Maple Creek
Nov, 2014
First Nations , Métis

John Lamodigiere: Aboriginal Myth Buster

John Lagimodiere has been busy myth busting with his Aboriginal Awareness Training sessions.

Saskatchewan-wide
Mar, 2013
Arts, First Nations , Métis

Métissage: collaboration increases reach

Amazing connections can be made, and powerful ideas can blossom when organizations come together to work collaboratively on a project.

Regina
Dec, 2012
Arts, Métis

Popular fiddle fest continues to grow

The annual John Arcand Fiddle Fest has come a long way in 15 years. It has grown from offering a few fiddle work-shops to an eventful, four-day festival, held at Windy Acres in Saskatoon, featuring concerts, competitions, dances and performances.

Saskatoon
Apr, 2012
First Nations , Heritage, Métis

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.

Duck Lake
Apr, 2011