A significant part of Heritage Saskatchewan’s work is dedicated to Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). As we look to grow a sustainable heritage community, and in fact sustainable communities throughout Saskatchewan, the significance of having communities recognize what they value - and make ICH an integral part of those conversations - must continue to be addressed. With communities facing ongoing tough economic challenges, demographic shifts, and a host of other testing situations, heritage, and culture in general, is still viewed as an ‘activity’ and less so as a fundamental part of one’s identity and sense of place. To change people's attitudes requires the continued collective efforts of a number of organizations, including Heritage Saskatchewan, at a local and provincial level to address concerns and to find solutions. To that end, Heritage Saskatchewan remains committed to effecting change.
In support of this, Heritage Saskatchewan regularly runs research and community engagement projects to demonstrate how our heritage plays such a major role in shaping our future.
Download our ICH information sheet
In July 2018, Heritage Saskatchewan's Director of Living Heritage, Kristin Catherwood, was covered in an Indian publication, "Explore Rural India" – a piece co-written by Kristin and her colleague, Meghann Jack, on Canada's Historic Barns. Congratulations to Kristin and Meghann for achieving coverage overseas with such an informative and well-written piece on the importance of ICH! Read the article (page 39).