Success Stories

General Culture, Heritage

Adventures in Archaeology

On tour with the Saskatchewan Archaeology Society

Arts

Drawing to Their Own Beat

Saskatoon
Dec, 2018
First Nation and Métis Specific, First Nations , Indigenous

Connecting with your Inner ‘Story-ior’

How the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writers Circle is building a community of Indigenous Storytellers

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2018
First Nations

Learning to Live on the Land

An important aspect of Dene culture

Dillon
Apr, 2017
Arts, First Nations

Creating Connections in the North

Workshop tour creates an inspiring experience for both artists and students

Northern Saskatchewan
Apr, 2017
Arts, First Nations

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.

Saskatoon
May, 2016
Multiculturalism

Dance as a Gateway into Ukrainian Culture

Youth finding their own voices in history

Saskatchewan
Apr, 2016
Arts

Love of Theatre Growing in the North

Northern Saskatchewan students build their own stories

Buffalo Narrows
Apr, 2016
First Nations , General Culture

Spirit Horse Project

Connecting youth to their Indigenous culture

Regina
Apr, 2016
First Nations

Changing Attitudes through Debate

Youth can have an important voice in important national discussion

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2016
First Nations , Métis

Bridging the Gap

Young participants recently had the opportunity to spend a week surviving without many of our modern conveniences.

Moose Bay
Nov, 2014
General Culture

In Her Own Words: Joyce Vandall

Joyce Vandall has been a passionate community volunteer for over 30 years.

Saskatchewan-wide
Nov, 2014
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, 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
First Nations , Heritage

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.

La Loche
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
General Culture

Dream Brokers now connecting kids to culture

It’s no secret that being involved in cultural, sport or recreation activities during childhood can have many benefits. Participation can foster a greater sense of belonging and develop valuable life skills.

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2012
Arts, First Nations

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.

North Battleford
Apr, 2012
Arts, First Nations

Giving Youth the Tools They Need to Create

Ramses Calderon is a busy man. The El Salvadorn-born resident of Regina is a writer, musical scholar and innovative musician who incorporates traditional instruments and rhythms into his compositions.

Regina
Oct, 2010
First Nation and Métis Specific, First Nations , Indigenous

Bridging Distances Through Technology

LIVE Arts goes national

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2018
Heritage, Métis

Métis Cultural Immersion

Learning about Métis traditions during Culture Days

Batoche Historic Site
Jan, 2018
Métis

Living the River's Stories

Discovering our past down the South Saskatchewan River

La Loche
Apr, 2017
Arts, First Nations , Métis

New Skills Help Northern Youth Share Stories and Culture

Creative project provides technological opportunities

Northern Saskatchewan
Apr, 2017
First Nations , General Culture

Belinda Daniels

Top teacher is a life-long learner

Saskatchewan
Apr, 2016
Arts, Cultural Industries

Jeffery Straker

Getting from then to now

Saskatchewan
Apr, 2016
Métis, Multiculturalism

Métis Cultural Camp Strengthens Youth Identity

Culture camp nurtures relationships

Saskatoon
Apr, 2016
General Culture

Youth Paying it Forward Through Fundraising

Youth spearheading fundraising efforts in support of Creative Kids

Saskatchewan
Apr, 2016
First Nations , Heritage

Art Workshops Connect Youth to Indigenous Traditions

How SYCAP is transforming lives through creativity

Saskatoon
Jan, 2016
Heritage, Multiculturalism

Digging in the Dirt

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society engages newcomer youth in uncovering the past.

South Branch House Public Dig
Nov, 2014
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
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
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 , 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
Arts, First Nations

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.

Saskatoon
Apr, 2012
Arts, First Nations , Métis

Tapping into the Northern Spirits

As reality shows, such as Canadian Idol or So Youth Think you Can Dance, continue to capture the attention of aspiring talent, Saskatchewan’s northern youth have an even better opportunity to show their stuff.

Prince Albert
Jan, 2011
Arts

Circus Arts Inspires Northern Saskatchewan Kids

Grant Connects Northern Saskatchewan Children to Valuable Learning Opportunities

Pinehouse
Apr, 2018
First Nations , General Culture

Important Link in Saskatchewan's North

The Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District brings community together

Northern Saskatchewan
Apr, 2017
Arts, First Nations

Traditional Languages Meet New Form of Self Expression

Meme-making workshops help Northern youth reconnect to their roots

Northern Saskatchewan
Apr, 2017
First Nation and Métis Specific, Heritage

The Power of Plants

Learning traditional knowledge of plants and healing

Saskatoon
Oct, 2016
Arts

Cultural Project Combines Arts, Biology and Design

Students bring together art and science in the classroom

Saskatoon
Apr, 2016
Arts

LIVE Arts: Bringing the Arts to Life

Introducing Saskatchewan artists to students

Saskatchewan
Apr, 2016
Arts

Music Program Promotes Healing Through the Arts

Students find a creative outlet through music

Turtleford
Apr, 2016
Cultural Industries

Youth Take Opportunities to Express Themselves

Gaining confidence through dance

Saskatchewan
Apr, 2016
First Nations

Learning Language from Each Other

An annual Indigenous celebration brings school kids together to restore language and culture

Saskatoon
Jan, 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
Heritage

Junior curators helping preserve the past in Meacham

The Junior Curators Program was established in June 2013 to give local children an opportunity to become further involved with the museum.

Meacham
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
First Nations , Heritage

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.

Saskatoon
Nov, 2013
Arts, First Nations

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.

Regina
Jun, 2013
Arts, Multiculturalism

Partnership connects newcomers with a sense of community

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.

Regina
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

Saskatchewan youth selected as national arts leader

It was a surprise to Broadview School student Adam Wyatt when his mother asked him if he would like to travel to Toronto to participate in a new program focused on youth leadership initiated by ArtsSmarts called the 21st Century Youth Creativity Challenge

Broadview
Apr, 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