Living Heritage: Sharing the Land

Wrap-up Comments by Sandra Massey We shared an interesting and challenging day, giving us much to think about as we wrap-up. It usually takes me several days to process information after attending a particularly rich event such as this so for now I will simply reinforce some of the key messages that have been explored throughout the day.   Canada’s Commission on Truth and Reconciliation…

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Coal in Coronach Living Heritage Project

Kristin Catherwood, Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer This article originally appeared in the Regina Leader-Post and Saskatoon Star-Phoenix on Saturday, February 18th Heritage Saskatchewan seeks to raise awareness about living heritage, and one way to do that is to show living heritage in action. One of our current undertakings is the Coal in Coronach project. Coal has been…

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Young Citizens 2016 – Finalists’ Trip to Ottawa

By Katherine Gilks, Education Coordinator at Heritage Saskatchewan It was again with much enthusiasm that Heritage Saskatchewan administered the Young Citizens program in this province during the 2016 Heritage Fairs season. Canada’s History Society, with sponsorship from Great West Life/Canada Life/First Life/London Life as well as the federal government, ran this contest across the country…

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Language and Culture

Reflections from the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre’s Language-Keepers Conference Kristin Catherwood, Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) includes among its 94 Calls to Action the following: 13. We call upon the Federal Government to acknowledge that Aboriginal rights include Aboriginal Language rights. 14. We…

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Learning Living Traditions with Dale Jarvis

Kristin Catherwood, Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer, Heritage Saskatchewan I first met Dale Jarvis four years ago when he came to one of my Folklore courses at Memorial University of Newfoundland to tell us about Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). Dale is the Intangible Cultural Heritage Development Officer for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, the first…

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