Living Heritage: Our values, beliefs and ways of life shape our sense of identity, belonging and place, connecting past, present and future.

Heritage Saskatchewan and ICH

As an accredited NGO for UNESCO's Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), a significant part of what we do is dedicated to ICH. Collaborating with communities and organizations throughout Saskatchewan, our work fosters resilience and sustainability by identifying links between wellbeing and ICH. Recognizing the need to think globally and act locally, our research and community work is rooted in creating awareness of the importance of ICH as a fundamental part of our identity and sense of place.

Download and share 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).


The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) asserts the inherent rights of Indigenous Peoples, including rights to their living heritage and the right to self-determination. Heritage Saskatchewan understands and affirms UNDRIP as a framework for reconciliation and a way to work in partnership with Indigenous Peoples.

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