#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.
New Action Groups Focus on Reconciliation in Saskatoon
Webinars Increase Connection to Language and Culture
Mentorship Provides Opportunity to Share Métis Culture
Métis Celebration Encourages Reconciliation
Creating Platforms for Revitalization
How One Newcomer Youth is Championing Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
Reconnecting Youth to Mother Earth
Classroom Learning Experience Keep Indigenous Cultures and Traditions Alive
How Rivers West District is Creating Connections and Bridging Gaps
Keeping Language Alive
Connecting Language with the First Nations World View
New Skills Help Northern Youth Share Stories and Culture
Creative project provides technological opportunities
RIIS to the Path of Healing
How a film about uncovering the past unexpectedly brings two filmmakers on a surprising personal journey
The Sixies Scoop Series
The SaskScapes Podcast by Kevin Power, Community Engagement Animateur & Producer/Host of SaskScapes
Bridging the Gap
Young participants recently had the opportunity to spend a week surviving without many of our modern conveniences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teaching Traditions to Students Important to Cree Knowledge Keeper
Rooted in Tradition: How Dream Brokers Created a Medicinal Plant Teaching Project
Partnership Develops videos to help Share Indigenous Culture
Popular Indigenous Peoples' Day Gathering Goes virtual
Advancing Reconciliation Beyond Words
Gathering Focuses on Reconciliation and Relationship-Building
Incorporating Land-based Learning into Programming
Restoring Worldview: Centralizing Traditional and Holistic Birthing Practices in First Nations Communities
Gathering Helps Tell the True Story of Chief Big Bear
Innovating Art and Cultural Understanding
History Returns Home
Chief Poundmaker’s belongings came back to the museum that bears his name
The Power of Plants
Learning traditional knowledge of plants and healing
Finding Common Ground
Project aims to bridge cultural difference between Saskatchewan residents
Truth & Reconciliation
Reflection and action needed in Saskatchewan's cultural community
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.
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.
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.
John Lamodigiere: Aboriginal Myth Buster
John Lagimodiere has been busy myth busting with his Aboriginal Awareness Training sessions.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Honouring the Voices of Descendants of Regina Indian Industrial School Students
Traditions and Language: Oasis Programs Adapted During Pandemic
Take-home Arts and Craft Kits Popular During Pandemic
More Than Just Theatre: GTNT Students Connect to Their Cultural Identity
Biggar Takes Step Towards Reconciliation
Gathering Opens Conversation on Care of Ancestral Objects and Knowledge
Learning Cultures and Building Literacy through the Arts
Some young Regina students are learning and getting immersed in cultures through innovative art program.
Walking the Path to Reconciliation
Helping Indigenous Peoples Trace Their Roots
Living the River's Stories
Discovering our past down the South Saskatchewan River
Top teacher is a life-long learner
Learning Language from Each Other
An annual Indigenous celebration brings school kids together to restore language and culture
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Métissage: collaboration increases reach
Amazing connections can be made, and powerful ideas can blossom when organizations come together to work collaboratively on a project.
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.
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
Nature Quest popular with Saskatchewan students
Saskatchewan students are getting back to nature with the help of Nature Saskatchewan’s Nature Quest program.
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.