Leonard Montgrand: Leading Youth in Discovering of Métis Culture
How a canoe trip can teach youth about teamwork and leadership.
On tour with the Saskatchewan Archaeology Society
How a canoe trip can teach youth about teamwork and leadership.
Connecting Language with the First Nations World View
Story Slam promotes understanding between cultures
How the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival generates imagination on the prairies.
Joyce Vandall has been a passionate community volunteer for over 30 years.
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.
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.
The Junior Curators Program was established in June 2013 to give local children an opportunity to become further involved with the museum.
This past summer, from July 5-7, 2013, Saskatoon’s AKA Gallery and a group of renowned artists to create Saskatoon’s first annual street meet Festival.
St. Walburg, Saskatchewan was a cultural hotspot during Culture Days in 2013.
The Regina Plains Museum is now called the Civic Museum of Regina. Besides a new name, it also has a new address.
With the province turning 108 years old in 2013, residents of Saskatchewan and its many communities are accustomed to celebrating centennials.
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”.
Building a sense of home and place can sometimes be a daunting task for newcomers, especially youth. The Saskatchewan Organization of Heritage Languages (SOHL) and the Saskatchewan Filmpool Cooperative partnered to present a one-day workshop.
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.
Creating art is usually a personal experience for an artist. The process of creation usually occurs in studios out of sight, which often results in work that can be shared with the public.
This year, SaskCulture once again spearheaded the Culture Days celebrations in Saskatchewan. Leading up to the Culture Days week, organizers were pleased to see over 160 cultural activities registered, by over 40 communities in the province, into the nat
Charlotte Hauk’s job is unique. “I might be the only person doing this kind of stuff, at least in Regina,” she says. It’s probably true.
Kindersley is taking the lead when it comes to showing off their culture. The town of about 4,400 residents is home to a diverse and talented group of performers, arts and culture supporters, and educators.
Michif is a Beautiful Language
An interview with intangible cultural heritage stewards: Dale Jarvis and Kristin Catherwood
A look into the Saskatchewan Festival of Words
How a town in southwest Saskatchewan discovered that the preservation of its past can spur cultural growth today.
This past summer, a unique camp offered parents a chance to learn and explore traditional First Nations parenting practices with their children.
Every year, several theatre groups compete the top prize at Theatre Saskatchewan’s TheatreOne competition.
Multiculturalism is a cause for celebration. Two Saskatchewan communities were among those hosting multicultural gatherings as part of Culture Days in September 2013.
The village of Hazlet in southwestern Saskatchewan has become an international cultural intersection point.
For almost ten years, the Gateway Music Festival held in Bengough, SK has been entertaining audiences and providing a unique opportunity for Saskatchewan musicians to play alongside internationally acclaimed artists.
The organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils has been making the arts more accessible to the people of Saskatchewan for 45 years.
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.
Media workshop opening doors for newcomers to Saskatoon
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.
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.
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.
“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
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.
This past year, Saskatchewan participated in the first-ever Culture Days celebration that highlighted free, interactive cultural activities from across the country taking place on September 24-26, 2010.
Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Communities project
Humboldt making way for Living Heritage
Highway 1 Studio Tour brings local artists out into the limelight
Several Saskatchewan communities are bringing the concept of an ‘ecomuseum’ to the province.
Humboldt is stepping into the future with a brand new culture-led growth plan.
The Town of Kindersley has been involved with Culture Days since its debut in Saskatchewan in 2010. In 2013, Kindersley upped its game, holding a number of activities including an innovative engagement opportunity called “Amazing Race: K-Town Edition*".
Every fall, for nearly 30 years, a troupe of Saskatchewan artists has jumped aboard a van and hit the road to provide arts workshops to students in schools all across the province.
Since 2010, SaskCulture has hired Saskatchewan artists, from a variety of disciplines, to interest people – planners and public - in participating in Culture Days, a three-day event held during the last weekend in September each year.
People of all ages from the Prince Albert area have been discovering their inner artist thanks to a partnership between the Mann Art Gallery and a local business.
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.
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.
Amazing connections can be made, and powerful ideas can blossom when organizations come together to work collaboratively on a project.
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.
Culture Days is still an opportunity to many communities. Those considering taking the opportunity to organize a Culture Days activity or event may want to check out Weyburn’s example.
The Bright Colours of the Saskatchewan East Indian community were proudly on display this past year in celebration of culture and friendship between this province and India.
The Culture Days Movement in Saskatchewan continued on an upswing in 2011 with the expansion of SaskCulture’s commitment to the Culture Days Animateur program, from one artist in 2010 to four artists this year.
Individuals and communities have an interesting dynamic; it’s hard to think of one without the other and decide who builds whom.