Relationship Building and Reconciliation through Living Heritage Pilot Project Page.
In January 2023, a year-long pilot program called “Relationship Building and Reconciliation through Living Heritage” commenced through funding through the Community Initiatives Fund. This pilot was developed in partnership by Heritage Saskatchewan with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) and Aboriginal Friendship Centres. This program will be grounded in the local context of the Humboldt region through the Museum re-design of exhibit storylines.
Inspired by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada’s Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) this four-part cyclical process is the result of conversations and feedback from communities who need help implementing calls from the TRC and UNDRIP in meaningful ways.
Check back often for updates on this unique partnership between Heritage Saskatchewan, the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatoon, and the City of Humboldt.
March 28, 2023
Join us on Tuesday, March 28 for an evening with acclaimed Cree/Dene writer and musician Carol Rose GoldenEagle.
Carol is a poet, essayist, novelist, artist and musician with roots in Sandy Bay in northern Saskatchewan.
Her 2021 novel, The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) won the Indigenous Peoples’ Writing Award at the Saskatchewan Book Awards. She became a Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan in 2021.
7pm at the Gallery. Free!
March 2, 2023
Please support this project by taking a few minutes to fill out our online survey. This survey is being circulated to gather data about residents of the Humboldt region and their current knowledge and engagement with reconciliation. The data will be used to support reconciliation work in the community.
February 21, 2023
First meeting! Thank you to our amazing hosts, Carlton Trail College.
Photograph from the initial meeting of the committee – with others being present via Zoom.
Back row: (l-r): Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Myron Neapetung, Gilbert Kewistep, Christine Fiddler
Front row; (l-r) Melanie Gray, Taylor Severight
We are thankful to the following who are the project advisory committee:
– Kristin Catherwood, Director of Living Heritage, Heritage Saskatchewan
– Christine Fiddler, Contracted Reconciliation Coordinator, Heritage Saskatchewan
– David Siebert, Researcher, Heritage Saskatchewan
– Joni Brass, Truth and Reconciliation Data Coordinator, Office of the Treaty Commissioner
– Brenda Robertson, Program Director, Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan
– Gilbert Kewistep – Professor, Sask Indigenous Social Work program, First Nations University
– Bryan McNabb, Superintendent of Indigenous Education, Horizon School Division
– Melanie Gray, Mnidoomnensag workshop leader
– Crystal Longman – Community Consultant, Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture, and Rec
– Taylor Severight – Community Justice and Reconciliation Worker, Yellow Quill First Nation
– Jennifer Fitzpatrick, Director of Cultural Services, City of Humboldt
February 17, 2023
Please find the February 17, 2023 Media Release HERE.
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