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Is Property Holding us Back?

In Canada “heritage conservation” is a fundamentally settler construct. As such it’s preoccupations are tied into Euro-centric ways of knowing, seeing, and understanding the world. One of these preoccupations is the need to delineate the spaces that can be considered “heritage,” even when this line is restrictive or unhelpful for our understanding of the site. In her…

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Alone in the Wilderness

  I’m alone in the woods. It is 6:15 in the morning and I am just about to complete my regular jogging circuit. I puff my way up a steep and narrow incline, birch branches whipping my arms, wild rose runners scratching my shins. I breathe deep and my lungs rejoice for air so clean, so crisp, I could cry with gratitude. Suddenly, I spot rapid movement in a nearby tree. A bear cub is…

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2021 Virtual Heritage Fair - Awards Ceremony and Reflections

Katherine Gilks, Outreach Coordinator (For my initial thoughts on the 2021 Virtual Heritage Fair, see my May 10 blog post.) On Thursday, June 17 at 10am, the video of our Virtual Heritage Fair Award Ceremony and the accompanying list of award- and prize-winners will be released on our website. Check out this page! The video and the list will remain up for the rest of 2021 and into the 2022…

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Positive Momentum in Heritage Amid a World in Flux

The Covid-19 pandemic caused much of the world around us to change. Organizations have had to revaluate the way they work and how to deliver programming, and Heritage Saskatchewan is no exception. Through our publication, Covid-19 Culture: A Living Heritage Project of the Pandemic in Saskatchewan, one could see that culture and heritage are important aspects of wellbeing. When times are…

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2021 Virtual Heritage Fair - Now Underway!

The 2021 Virtual Heritage Fair has begun in earnest, as judges are now busy evaluating a diverse set of online Heritage Fair projects. The judging will take place throughout the month of May and we will be announcing the winners mid-June. This year, we had 315 projects by 353 students from 41 schools across Saskatchewan. There is a great range of topics, from personal family stories and local…

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