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Cumberland House Cultural Week 2020 - Celebration of Kinship and Health - By Guest Blogger, Mika Carriere Mino-Pimatisiwin: Wagōtowin ēgwa Minoāyawin  “Living a Good Life: Family and Good Health”  Keeping Culture Alive Online!  In a small community in northeastern Saskatchewan, the residents of Cumberland House remained in quiet contentment during the COVID-19 Public Health State of Emergency that was declared on March 18th, 2020. As…

Saskatchewan's First Virtual Heritage Fair - Katherine Gilks, Projects Coordinator The 2020 Virtual Heritage Fair -- Saskatchewan's first-ever Virtual Heritage Fair -- has been an overall success. We may have finished the judging and announced the winners, but the projects are still up for viewing! We will have them on our website for the summer, so we strongly encourage everyone to share them with family and friends. These stories are…

Heritage Fairs and Tough Times - Katherine Gilks, Projects Coordinator This year, we launched our first Virtual Heritage Fair! One of the questions that I have been asked is “Why is heritage important at this time?” In this time of crisis and uncertainty, why launch a contest? Why not just let it be cancelled? Heritage and culture are what guide us through tough times, for better or for worse. Over the last few weeks,…

The Stuff of Life: The Living Heritage of Bread in a Time of Change -   Kristin Catherwood, Director of Living Heritage “All sorrows are less with bread.” Alternative translation: “bread is relief from all kinds of grief.” - Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote (borrowed from Mariette Sluyter, Bread, National Film Board of Canada). I was not surprised to hear that some of the first reported shortages in grocery stores was (after toilet…

Telling Stories About Places That Matter - Katherine Gilks, Projects Coordinator Last week, Heritage Saskatchewan (in collaboration with the Heritage Conservation Branch of the Ministory of Parks, Culture, and Sport) hosted our Heritage Forum titled, Our Places - Our Stories That Matter. It was a wonderful day at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon where we had a host of presentations about our heritage, places of importance,…

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