Success Stories

General Culture, Heritage

Adventures in Archaeology

On tour with the Saskatchewan Archaeology Society

Multiculturalism

Beyond Plates of Perogies

Saskatoon celebrates Ukrainian Day in the Park

Saskatoon
Jan, 2018
First Nations , Heritage

Finding Your Family Roots

Traditional languages provide insight into heritage

Fishing Lake Fist Nation No. 89
Oct, 2016
General Culture, Heritage

Jamming for Culture

Keeping a food tradition alive for future generations

North Battleford
Oct, 2016
First Nations , General Culture

Belinda Daniels

Top teacher is a life-long learner

Saskatchewan
Apr, 2016
Heritage

A Train Trip to the Past and the Future - The inspiring story behind Ogema’s railway tour

The Town of Ogema fought back from rural decline with the development of a railway tour that would help steer the community towards a brighter future.

Ogema
Mar, 2015
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
Heritage

Maple Creek Moves Forward

How a town in southwest Saskatchewan discovered that the preservation of its past can spur cultural growth today.

Maple Creek
Nov, 2014
First Nations , Métis

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.

Saskatoon
Feb, 2014
Heritage

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.

Regina
Nov, 2013
Heritage

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.

Borden
Mar, 2013
Heritage

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.

Saskatchewan-wide
Mar, 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
Heritage

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.

Wolseley
Jun, 2012
General Culture, Heritage

Year of Fransaskois celebrating 'joie de vivre' in 2012

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.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jun, 2012
General Culture, Heritage

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.

Maple Creek
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
Heritage, Multiculturalism

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).

Regina
Apr, 2011
Heritage

Heritage valued in the heart of Humboldt

Organized by the Humboldt and District Museum and Gallery, the Heritage Project gathered community input about its heritage and developed 12 heritage themes that reflect the life of the Humboldt community.

Humboldt
Jan, 2011
Heritage, Métis

Métis Cultural Immersion

Learning about Métis traditions during Culture Days

Batoche Historic Site
Jan, 2018
Heritage, Multiculturalism

Getting a Taste of Culture

The Museums Association of Saskatchewan shows how food triggers Intangible Cultural Heritage

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2016
Heritage

Try Something "Old" at Culture Days 2016

Discovering the Town of Allan's heritage

Allan
Oct, 2016
First Nations

Learning Language from Each Other

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

Saskatoon
Jan, 2016
General Culture, Heritage

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.

Moose Jaw
Mar, 2015
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
First Nations , Heritage, Métis

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.

Saskatoon
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
First Nations , Métis

Centennial celebration brings communities together

The village of Lestock is moving into the future using music and dance to celebrate differences and bring diverse cultures together.

Lestock
Mar, 2013
Heritage

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.

Saskatchewan-wide
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
Métis

New partnership sparks Métis interest

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.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jun, 2012
Heritage

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.

Battleford
Apr, 2012
Heritage

Museum in a suitcase

The Kroneau Heritage Museum has designed an outreach program to take the museum’s exhibitions to those who would, because of mobility issues, have difficulty visiting the museum in person.

Kronau
Jan, 2012
Heritage

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.

Veregin
Apr, 2011
First Nations , Métis

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.

Regina
Apr, 2011
Métis

Remembering James Brady

Brady, a veteran of WWII, educated and mobilized Métis communities on the rights of squatters on Crown lands and the establishment of Métis political groups that sought political and cultural protection for Métis peoples.

La Ronge
Jan, 2011
First Nations , Heritage

Bringing Back Tradition

Workshops highlight the importance of the buffalo in First Nations culture

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2016
Heritage

Intercultural Sharing through Storytelling

Story Slam promotes understanding between cultures

Saskatoon
Oct, 2016
Heritage

Discovering Your Unique Sense of Place

An interview with intangible cultural heritage stewards: Dale Jarvis and Kristin Catherwood

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2016
General Culture, Heritage

Adventures in Archaeology

On tour with the Saskatchewan Archaeology Society

Saskatchewan-wide
Mar, 2015
Heritage, Multiculturalism

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’.

Nov, 2014
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
Arts

Culture Days includes 'amazing race': How one town got everyone running for culture!

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*".

Kindersley
Feb, 2014
General Culture

Culture Days Q & A with the St. Walburg Allied Arts Council

St. Walburg, Saskatchewan was a cultural hotspot during Culture Days in 2013.

St. Walburg
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
Heritage

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.

Saskatchewan-wide
Mar, 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
Arts, Heritage

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.

Regina
Jun, 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
Heritage

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.

Macklin
Jan, 2012
Heritage

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.

Saskatchewan-wide
Oct, 2011
First Nations , Heritage, Métis

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.

Duck Lake
Apr, 2011
General Culture, Multiculturalism

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.

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2011