#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.
Finding new Ways to Safely engage
Reconnecting Youth to Mother Earth
The Sixies Scoop Series
The SaskScapes Podcast by Kevin Power, Community Engagement Animateur & Producer/Host of SaskScapes
Digging in the Dirt
The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society engages newcomer youth in uncovering the past.
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.
Language festival promotes cultural pride
“Love Your Language, Speak with Pride.” This was the message bestowed on over 450 First Nations students at the province’s first-ever Indigenous language Festival.
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.
Everett Baker Photo Collection brings Saskatchewan's history to life
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the worth of the Everett Baker photo collection is priceless.
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.
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.
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.
Maple Creek capitalizing on its cultural roots
A couple of years ago a group of community-minded people gathered in maple Creek for a community planning meeting. Twenty-one citizens representing 13 groups in maple Creek drafted a vision at that meeting.
Doukhobors: keeping tradition alive on the prairies
A popular way of sharing a particular culture with others is through song. Always looking for ways to engage the public in their culture and traditions, the Doukhobor Cultural Society of Saskatchewan is planning to make their music even more accessible.
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.
Living Through History: Documenting COVID-19 Culture in Saskatchewan
Gathering Opens Conversation on Care of Ancestral Objects and Knowledge
Walking the Path to Reconciliation
Shiloh Community History Inspires Descendants to Embrace Identity
Métis Cultural Immersion
Learning about Métis traditions during Culture Days
Haunted History and the Darker Side of Heritage
The words ‘heritage’ and ‘history’ on their own do not always elicit excitement. But add the word ‘haunted’ and the past takes on a mysterious allure.
Expressing Saskatchewan narratives through technology
With a background in journalism, Evie ruddy is a natural storyteller. As a SaskCulture animateur, she is helping others develop that very same skill.
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.
Culture Days Q & A with the St. Walburg Allied Arts Council
St. Walburg, Saskatchewan was a cultural hotspot during Culture Days in 2013.
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.
Main Street Program continues to revitalize Saskatchewan Communities
Traditionally, Main Street has been the hub of the community for towns and villages throughout the province. Four Saskatchewan communities are now taking steps to ensure it remains that way for years to come.
Saving PAVED’s video history from the disintegration of time
PAVED Arts has preserved an often overlooked part of Saskatchewan’s cultural history.
Artists part of celebrating 100-year old Legislative Building
This year, Saskatchewan artist Laura Hale has been hired to creatively engage others in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Legislature Building.
Opera house inspires community's culture planning
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.
Getting attention for heritage
Heritage Saskatchewan is eager to bring more attention to the importance of heritage in the province. Incorporated in 2009, the organization is bringing the heritage community together to share common concerns and to work to raise greater awareness.
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.
Ukrainian cultural identity deeply rooted in province
The Ukrainian culture runs deep throughout Saskatchewan. Hearing the language spoken, eating the traditional dishes or seeing the brightly coloured national dress, is common in many areas of the province.
Webinars Increase Connection to Language and Culture
Popular Indigenous Peoples' Day Gathering Goes virtual
Incorporating Land-based Learning into Programming
Helping Indigenous Peoples Trace Their Roots
Creighton Celebrates Culture Days
How a community recognizes its local culture
And We are Witness: Canada’s Internment Operations
How Ukrainian and Japanese Canadians became prisoners of war in their own country during the World Wars’.
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.
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.
New home, new name for the Regina Plains Museum
The Regina Plains Museum is now called the Civic Museum of Regina. Besides a new name, it also has a new address.
Borden Threshermen bringing history to life
Borden’s annual Threshing Day, this year held in conjunction with Culture Days, offers guests an opportunity to leave their cars behind and ride a wagon into the past.
Saskatchewan Genealogical Society preserving the province’s past
With the province turning 108 years old in 2013, residents of Saskatchewan and its many communities are accustomed to celebrating centennials.
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.
Community partnership leads to cultural growth
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.
Macklin: heritage helps define community
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.
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
Raising Awareness of African-Canadian contributions in Saskatchewan
Preserving and celebrating a little known part of this province’s heritage is the mission of the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum Inc. (SACHM).