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Keeping Stories: Documenting Living Heritage - Kristin Catherwood, Director of Living Heritage Last week I was in St. Walburg to deliver the workshop "Keeping Stories: Documenting Living Heritage" to members of the St. Walburg & District Historical Museum. This was a return trip to St. Walburg after a ThriveSask activation session was held there last summer. During this initial engagement, which began with exploring the living…

The Past, the Future, and Listening to Young People - Having spent the past two weeks at four out of five Regional Heritage Fairs, I had the chance to talk to a lot of young Canadians between the ages of nine and fourteen. I also had the chance to see their wonderful projects about Canadian heritage. Every year, the students select a diverse range of topics relating in some way to Canada's living heritage. Some of these topics do not feel very…

Living Heritage: Equal but not the Same - Sandra Massey, Research Program Coordinator As a child I was taught that God created each of us as unique individuals and that there was no one else exactly like me in all the world. This made me feel special but I was also to understand everyone around me was special too, in the eyes of God at any rate. As an adult I came to understand that all things being equal did not mean that all things…

gee meeyo pimawtshinawn (It Was a Good Life) - Kristin Catherwood, Director of Living Heritage It was a good day on Friday, April 5th at the Eastview Community Centre in Regina as members of the Métis community, including lii vyeu pi lii vyay Michif (Michif Old Ones), students and faculty from Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP), and staff from Heritage Saskatchewan and the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI)…

Difficult Questions - Katherine Gilks, Projects Coordinator Heritage often brings up difficult questions. As noted in our Feb. 18 blog, everything in our lives relates to heritage and it makes us who we are. It forms our personal, familial, communal, and national identities. As such, discussing heritage brings out many emotional ties that we have. Music is one such aspect of our identity. Music of all varieties,…

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