Living Heritage is fundamental to our sense of identity, belonging and place and integral to building community. Resilient communities are those built on cross-cultural understanding and the willingness and ability to negotiate a shared set of values and a shared future.
Heritage Saskatchewan's focus is upon engaged citizenship through community development initiatives and educational programming; and safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) as a part of holistic approaches to community development.
Heritage Saskatchewan's Director of Living Heritage, Kristin Catherwood, is available to visit Saskatchewan communities to deliver ICH workshops and/or provide consultation on using ICH in cultural planning and heritage projects. If you are interested in bringing Kristin to your community, email us and let us know how your community is ready to begin integrating living heritage into its cultural framework.
Examples of Kristin's community work can be found here:
Further information on ICH:
- Intangible Cultural Heritage - an introduction
- Podcast - SaskScapes about ICH and Living Heritage
- Podcast - SaskScapes interview with Kristin Catherwood and Dale Jarvis, September 2016 - In this episode Kevin is joined by Dale Jarvis and Kristin Catherwood who have been on tour through Saskatchewan offering guest lectures and workshops on ICH and keeping our traditions alive. There is also some very entertaining conversation about hauntings, fairy tales, tall tales, and the mummers! Whether some of these legends are true isn't really the point. The interesting discussion is in how they have become interwoven into the fibre of our living Heritage.