#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.
Learning Language from Each Other
An annual Indigenous celebration brings school kids together to restore language and culture
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*".
Collaboration and Cultures: Curtain Razors brings Aztec heritage to the Prairies
Theatre has the power to transport us to new, imaginary worlds, and recently, Regina’s Curtain Razors brought a new world to life in their unique international performance, "Codice Remix."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mapping a Path to Reconciliation
Maple Creek Moves Forward
How a town in southwest Saskatchewan discovered that the preservation of its past can spur cultural growth today.
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.
Culture Days Q & A with the St. Walburg Allied Arts Council
St. Walburg, Saskatchewan was a cultural hotspot during Culture Days in 2013.
Youth connect with culture through summer music camp
In July 2012, over 80 youth from Regina and Saskatoon participated in a first of its kind summer music camp.
Métissage: collaboration increases reach
Amazing connections can be made, and powerful ideas can blossom when organizations come together to work collaboratively on a project.
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.
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.
Neighbours in southwest create positive opportunities for youth
A partnership between Neekaneet First Nations and the Maple Creek’s Southwest Saskatchewan Oldtimers Museum and Archive builds on the strengths of neighbours to create cultural opportunities for youth and increase cultural awareness and learning.
Curiosity, Engagement and Listening Key to Innovative Program and Leadership
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.