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Reconciliation 2020: Coming to Know Each Other - Kristin Catherwood, Director of Living Heritage You will be reading a lot about reconciliation on my blog posts this year. In 2020, my role at Heritage Saskatchewan will be primarily focused on reconciliation and how it relates to our heritage work. As I wrote in my previous blog in December, 2019: My hands-on work in indigenous communities has led me to consider more seriously my own personal…

Decade Highlights and New Year's Resolutions - Katherine Gilks, Projects Coordinator Happy New Year! Welcome to 2020. As customary around this time of year, especially when the decade number changes, we are currently flooded with articles about "how things have changed" and reflecting on the recent past. On a personal note, we get Christmas letters (or social media compilations) from friends and loved ones that give us highlights…

Reflections and Reconciliation - Kristin Catherwood, Director of Living Heritage Another year comes to a close and as always, the anticipation of a new year (and a new decade!) is a good time to reflect on what has passed and where we hope to go next.  My community engagement work in 2019 once again took me all around this beautiful province of ours, but one common thread was working with indigenous communities. In April,…

What Does Heritage Have to Do with Wellbeing? - by Katherine Gilks, Projects Coordinator One of the many questions Heritage Saskatchewan has been getting recently[1] is: “What is a heritage organisation doing with an index of wellbeing?” More simply put, what does wellbeing have to do with heritage? This is understandable – from a purely auditory sense, we tend to associate “wellbeing” with “health”,…

Living Heritage: Reflecting on Values and What Matters Most? - Sandra Massey, Research Program Coordinator In their book, Treasures: the stories women tell about the things they keep, Kathleen Cairns and Eliane Silverman reflect on the stories they heard while conducting research into how objects are used to tell the story of our lives and connect us to others. They invited women to talk about “four to six of their most treasured possessions - the…

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