Living Heritage: Our values, beliefs and ways of life shape our sense of identity, belonging and place, connecting past, present and future.


Covid-19 Culture: When Change Came for Us All

When Covid-19 arrived on our collective doorstep in March, I made a quick decision to pack up many of my belongings, a bunch of food, and head out to the family farm to stay with my widowed dad for as long as I needed to while things were shut down. It was partly to keep him company, and it was also to put my own mind at ease, fend off some loneliness and anxiety, and be close to nature and to my…

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Staying in Touch With Our Heritage - Why Should You Take Out a Heritage Saskatchewan Membership?

The start of December is an exciting time for Heritage Saskatchewan! We are gearing up for the December 7th release of our Covid-19 Culture publication, and teacher registration has begun for our Heritage Fairs program. But today, the 1st of December, marks the start of membership renewal. In keeping with our mission, it is important to us that we influence and inform new thinking about heritage.…

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Sandra Massey's, We Need to Talk! Revisited

In 2016, our Researcher, Sandra Massey (now retired), produced the document, We Need to Talk!. Here, she establishes connections between living heritage and community development. Featured in this blog post is the introduction to this document, which outlines the definition of living heritage. You can access the document in its entirety at the bottom of this post. When thinking about the future we…

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A Wealth of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Heritage Saskatchewan recently received the exciting news that we are an accredited Non-Government Organization for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural  Organization (UNESCO) in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). When I started in my first position at Heritage Saskatchewan as the ICH Development Officer, that term, “ICH” was not a familiar one to…

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Heritage Award Winners - Where Are They Now? Trappers and Traders: A Fur Trade Card Game

Photo: As the 2020 Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Heritage Awards have been cancelled due to COVID-19, we have been catching up with past winners throughout the month of October. In 2019, the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (SAS) took home the Public Outreach award for, “Trappers and Traders: A Fur Trade Card Game.” Here, we asked Tomasin…

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