Living heritage are those values, beliefs, and ways of living we inherited from past generations that we still use to understand the present and make choices for the future. It defines our sense of identity as individuals and our relationships with others, shaping our communities and quality of life in the process.
Safeguarding our living heritage means nurturing our diversity in all its forms: our languages, customs and traditions; natural spaces and significant places; buildings and artifacts. And as we explore and discover our place within a global community, this process of safeguarding is more important now than ever before. Preservation is accomplished through documentation, celebration, transmission of knowledge and skills, and adopting sustainable practices and processes. Heritage Saskatchewan carries out regular research in support of this.