Success Stories

General Culture, Heritage

Adventures in Archaeology

On tour with the Saskatchewan Archaeology Society

General Culture

Working Hands, Working Minds at the South East District Continue to Promote Community Engagement

South East District
Jan, 2019
Arts

Cultural Project Combines Arts, Biology and Design

Students bring together art and science in the classroom

Saskatoon
Apr, 2016
Arts, First Nations

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.

Saskatoon
Feb, 2014
Multiculturalism

The world meets in Hazlet

The village of Hazlet in southwestern Saskatchewan has become an international cultural intersection point.

Hazlet
Feb, 2014
Arts, Heritage, Métis

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.

Saskatchewan
Nov, 2013
Heritage

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.

Saskatoon
Mar, 2013
Multiculturalism

Shaping a new Multiculturalism Strategy for SaskCulture

Much has been said over the years about the term multiculturalism since it became a buzzword in the 1970’s.

Saskatchewan-wide
Dec, 2012
Heritage

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.

Luseland
Jun, 2012
Heritage

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.

Saskatoon
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, 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
First Nation and Métis Specific, First Nations , Indigenous

Bridging Distances Through Technology

LIVE Arts goes national

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2018
First Nations

Changing Attitudes through Debate

Youth can have an important voice in important national discussion

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2016
Arts

Popular touring workshop engages artists and Saskatchewan students

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.

Saskatchewan
Feb, 2014
General Culture

Artists ‘animate’ Culture Days in Saskatchewan

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.

Saskatchewan
Nov, 2013
Arts

White City School sings the blues

It is said that music changes lives, and a musical collaboration between a local school teacher and an internationally acclaimed blues musician has done just that.

White City
Nov, 2013
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 , Heritage, Métis

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.

Saskatoon
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
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
Multiculturalism

Cross cultural learning in the classroom

School is a place where we can learn about the world around us, but it is just as important for all students to see themselves reflected in curriculum, resources, and structure of learning.

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 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, First Nations , Métis

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.

Saskatchewan
Jun, 2014
Arts

Saskatoon’s Street Meet Festival: challenging perceptions of public art

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.

Saskatoon
Feb, 2014
Arts

Mann Art Gallery engages community through art

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.

Prince Albert
Nov, 2013
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 , 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

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
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
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
General Culture

Creative Kids Attracting Interest

As the end of the Creative Kids pilot year draws near, several communities in Saskatchewan have experienced the growing demand for this new charitable giving program. Interest is growing, and the town of Shaunavon, can attest to that.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2011