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Black & Rural Saskatchewan


A Living Heritage Project in Collaboration with Shayna Jones

Black and Rural Saskatchewan is Heritage Saskatchewan’s latest living heritage project in collaboration with artist and folklorist, Shayna Jones, and in partnership with the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum and the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan.

The project features stories collected by Shayna from individuals of African descent throughout rural areas in our province that highlight their connection to heritage as persons of colour. 

Thank you to SaskCulture and Sask Lotteries for their generous contributions and support.


Shayna Jones is a British Columbia-based multidisciplinary spoken word artist, award winning actor, performance storyteller, and folklorist of afro-centric folk history, folk narrative, and contemporary experience. Learn more about her work www.wearestoryfolk.com

Listen to this November 13, 2021 episode of CBC Radio's Saskatchewan Weekend with Shayna about this project.

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