Heritage Saskatchewan is the collective voice of all those who value heritage in Saskatchewan. As knowledge-brokers and pathfinders, we seek to raise awareness of Living Heritage.
Living Heritage – building a sense of identity, belonging and place.
Living Heritage are those values, beliefs and ways of living we inherit from past generations that we still use to understand the present and make choices for the future. This Living Heritage shapes our sense of identity as individuals and our relationships with others, shaping our communities and our quality of life.
Heritage is what we have received from the past. It shapes our present identity and provides insight for our future. Heritage includes a range of activities in the areas of stewardship, preservation, research, education and engagement. Within this context these activities must exhibit sensitivity to:
- The indigenous natural environment;
- The impact of the interaction between human activity and natural environments; and
- Differing perspectives regarding objects, ideas, places and traditions.
In order to effectively direct its operations, Heritage Saskatchewan focusses on three key areas: