Together with the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, we are documenting the experiences of people throughout our province during the ongoing pandemic through the lens of living heritage. How have culture and heritage helped people interpret, cope, and look beyond the crisis? In what ways has life changed, or stayed the same? We will work with several coordinators to collect experiences from our communities.
In the Fall of 2020, look forward to a publication, COVID-19 Culture, featuring the accounts we have gathered from across the province. All interviews will also be donated to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan where they will be publicly accessible for posterity to provide a record of this historic event.
Living Heritage are those values, beliefs, and ways of living we inherited from past generations that we still use to understand the present and make choices for the future. It defines our sense of identity as individuals and our relationships with others, shaping our communities and quality of life in the process.