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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.
Sharing Métis Culture as Part of Reconciliation
All Folk’d up - A unique festival celebrates Montmartre’s rural roots
Many believe the genuine roots of culture stem from music, and for the past five years, a unique music festival has been putting the cultural heritage of one Saskatchewan village on the map.
Buffalo Pound Round Dance helps to highlight Métis culture
Ashley Norton, co-founder of the Wiichihiwayshinawn Foundation (“We are Helpers” in Michif), brought together a group of dancers from all over Saskatchewan to perform a contemporary jig dance at the Ice and Fire Festival, held in Regina, February 2013.
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.
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.
Storytelling important to preserving history & tradition
“So much of contemporary Aboriginal art practice, whether it is visual, media, performing, or interdisciplinary art work, is rooted in our culture’s oral stories and customary knowledge,” explains Elwood Jimmy, Festival co-director.
New Program Brings Poetry and Stage into Students’ Homes
Finding a Connection to the Land Through Art
Beyond Plates of Perogies
Saskatoon celebrates Ukrainian Day in the Park
Harvesting the Wind
How the SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival generates imagination on the prairies.
Entertainment, eating, education and engagement create recipe for success at Folkfest’s Indian & Métis Pavilion
Every year, people in Saskatoon travel around the world learning about different cultures – only to find out what they have in their own backyard.
Gateway Festival has positive community impact for nearly a decade
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.
Cultural Village Showcases African Canadian Culture and Youth
"Art is a very powerful form of communication. It's the way we understand who they are."
It's Not Baroque and She's Bach this Year: Meet Della Beal
This summer will be the 29th SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival and the 24th year that Della Beal has volunteered with the Saskatoon festival.
Multiculturalism from north to south
Multiculturalism is a cause for celebration. Two Saskatchewan communities were among those hosting multicultural gatherings as part of Culture Days in September 2013.
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.