Living Heritage: Our values, beliefs and ways of life shape our sense of identity, belonging and place, connecting past, present and future.

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Intangible cultural heritage (ICH) encompasses the underlying fabric of our lives - those stories, skills, traditions, ways of doing things, ways of speaking, and ways of interacting with each other and the environment. It does not always leave a material record behind, but rather is passed from person to person and generation to generation. 

Any photograph that represents ICH within Sakatchewan will be considered.

Examples of ICH

  • Food: family recipes, use of local ingredients in food preparation, fowl/fall suppers, potlucks, feasts, funeral lunches, holiday meals
  • Customs and traditions: shivarees, trick or drinking/mummering, local community traditions, weddings, graduations, funerary customs, powwows, festivals
  • Environmental knowledge: hunting and fishing practices, foraging (mushrooms, herbs, etc.), berry picking, trails and wilderness knowledge, farming and ranching practices
  • Play: practical jokes, playground games, card games, dances, community drama/theatre, sports and recreation
  • Work: traditional knowledge of farming, hunting, mining; craft production, chores and domestic work
  • Music and dance: folk songs, shanties, fiddling, drumming, square dancing, jigging, two-stepping

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