Success Stories

General Culture, Heritage

Adventures in Archaeology

On tour with the Saskatchewan Archaeology Society

First Nations , General Culture, Indigenous

Keeping Language Alive

Connecting Language with the First Nations World View

Saskatchewan-wide
Apr, 2018
Arts, First Nations , Métis

New Skills Help Northern Youth Share Stories and Culture

Creative project provides technological opportunities

Northern Saskatchewan
Apr, 2017
First Nations , Heritage

RIIS to the Path of Healing

How a film about uncovering the past unexpectedly brings two filmmakers on a surprising personal journey

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2016
First Nations

The Sixies Scoop Series

The SaskScapes Podcast by Kevin Power, Community Engagement Animateur & Producer/Host of SaskScapes

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
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

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
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
Arts, First Nations , Multiculturalism

Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company’s upcoming production to focus on empowering multicultural themes

This upcoming spring, the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company (SNTC) will be showcasing a touching and inspirational story about a young girl discovering her cultural identity.

Saskatoon
Dec, 2012
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
Arts

Moose Jaw Art Gallery & Museum acquires suite of Carl Beam Etchings

The Columbus Project, a large body of work by the late Aboriginal artist Carl Beam represents a repossession of indigenous identity and is considered a prominent historical milestone.

Moose Jaw
Apr, 2012
First Nations

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.

Fort Qu'Appelle
Jan, 2012
First Nations , Métis

mispon provides opportunities for indigenous filmmakers

In March 2006, the University of Regina’s department of Media Production and Studies brought in wellknown Canadian Aboriginal filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin, as a keynote speaker for what would turn out to be mispon’s first biannual film festival.

Regina
Apr, 2011
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 Nations , Heritage

History Returns Home

Chief Poundmaker’s belongings came back to the museum that bears his name

Poundmaker Cree Nation
Jan, 2018
First Nation and Métis Specific, Heritage

The Power of Plants

Learning traditional knowledge of plants and healing

Saskatoon
Oct, 2016
First Nations , Multiculturalism

Finding Common Ground

Project aims to bridge cultural difference between Saskatchewan residents

Prince Albert
Jan, 2016
First Nations

Truth & Reconciliation

Reflection and action needed in Saskatchewan's cultural community

Saskatchewan
Jan, 2016
Arts, First Nations

Raising the Bar: Exploring Indigenous culture through game creation

Culture, games and sport all play an important role in a community, and a recent ArtsSmarts initiative set out to explore that connection through art and collaborative learning.

Regina
Nov, 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
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
First Nations , Métis

John Lamodigiere: Aboriginal Myth Buster

John Lagimodiere has been busy myth busting with his Aboriginal Awareness Training sessions.

Saskatchewan-wide
Mar, 2013
Arts, First Nations , Métis

Balcarres students recognize the role of First Nations and Métis people in their community

In some communities, role models are merely people to be admired. While they also admire their role models in Balcarres, some students at Balcarres Community School are also preserving their role models for “posterity”.

Balcarres
Dec, 2012
Multiculturalism

Shaping a new Multiculturalism Strategy for SaskCulture

Much has been said over the years about the term multiculturalism since it became a buzzword in the 1970’s.

Saskatchewan-wide
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
First Nations

Horses important to cultural healing

One Arrow First Nation, a Cree community north of Saskatoon, has retained its ties to its historic horse culture. Over the past year, the band, along with the One Arrow equestrian Centre, has partnered to create a program.

One Arrow First Nation
Jan, 2012
First Nations

Youth in Sturgeon Lake focus on tradition and justice

Sturgeon Lake First Nation, roughly 55km’s north of Prince Albert, works collaboratively with justice, education, Indian family services, health and administrative service portfolios to provide cultural activities for the community.

Sturgeon Lake First Nation No. 101
Oct, 2011
First Nations , Heritage

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.

Maple Creek
Apr, 2011
Métis

Living the River's Stories

Discovering our past down the South Saskatchewan River

La Loche
Apr, 2017
First Nations , General Culture

Belinda Daniels

Top teacher is a life-long learner

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
Arts, First Nations , Métis, Multiculturalism

Moving Forward, Never Forgetting - Encouraging intercultural dialogue and empathy through art

It has been said that art has the capacity to express the inexpressible, and a new exhibition at the MacKenzie Art Gallery (MAG) hopes to give a voice to what often goes unsaid, and attract a large audience in doing so.

Regina
Mar, 2015
First Nations

Traditional Parenting Workshop Revives Culture at Island Lake First Nation

This past summer, a unique camp offered parents a chance to learn and explore traditional First Nations parenting practices with their children.

Island Lake First Nation
Nov, 2014
Arts, Multiculturalism

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."

Regina
Nov, 2013
Arts

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.

Regina
Jun, 2013
Arts, First Nations , Métis

Students recognize First Nations and Métis leaders

Building community ties and connections is challenging for large, rural school divisions. However, some divisions make these connections a vital part of their students’ education.

Balcarres
Mar, 2013
Arts, First Nations , Métis

Métissage: collaboration increases reach

Amazing connections can be made, and powerful ideas can blossom when organizations come together to work collaboratively on a project.

Regina
Dec, 2012
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
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
General Culture

Nature Quest popular with Saskatchewan students

Saskatchewan students are getting back to nature with the help of Nature Saskatchewan’s Nature Quest program.

Saskatchewan-wide
Jan, 2012
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
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