Cultural Gathering—Davidson—March 8, 2018
What an amazing time we all had in Davidson at the 2018 Prairie Central District Cultural Gathering! Over forty guests gathered together as we discussed what it takes to make a “Hometown” feel welcome and inclusive to all! We learned about the Cultural Heroes in Davidson and shared success stories with communities all around the District. Dennis from SaskCulture shared a few of their grants and how to access them. Karin, from the Saskatchewan Archeological Society, debunked a few myths about what happens when you find a “treasure”, and shared an amazing interactive display of just a sampling of what lies in Saskatchewan’s history. After a nice warm bowl of soup and lunch we shared some local stories with Kristin from the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Association and mapped out the unique places and spaces that made up our Guests Hometowns. Jamal, from the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, shared what it was like growing up in her hometown in Pakistan and envied how lucky we are in Saskatchewan to have hometowns, family heirlooms and family history! She discussed a few of the programs that MCoS are working on. The town of Davidson then signed the “Welcoming & Inclusive” Pledge; committing to bring and incorporate Saskatchewan’s motto “From Many People’s Strength” to Davidson and the activities and programs that happen there. Davidson defiantly poured out the hospitality as we celebrated the day with homemade pie and music by the local Uku-Ladies! Thank you to everyone who attended!
Cultural Gathering—Fort Qu’Appelle—March 23, 2017
Back: Celina Quewezance (PCDSCR), Oin Nicholson (SWG), Dennis Garreck (SC), Dominga Robinson (SC), Leanne Thompson (KawacFN), Sabrina Peeace (YQFN), Jim Harding (QVCA), Jamal-e-Fatima (MCoS), Damon Badger-Heit (SC), Sheila Stevenson (PasquaFN/QVCA), Jay Kimball (SAB), Lorna Evans (QVCA)
Front Seated: Emma Morris (MAS), Nickita Longman (SWG), Elder Cecile Asham (PasquaFN), Jaret Dezotell (PCDSCR), Stacey Buffalo (DayStarFN)
Photographer: Joaleen Unger (PCDSCR)
Missing from Group Photo: Darlene Ahpay (YQFN), Rachel Trann (CTRC), Shantel Poorman (YQFN), Marian Campbell (QVCA), Clarissa Whitehead (YQFN) and Emerson Nashacappo (KawacFN).
The gathering is for people who are involved in arts & culture in the district, are looking to learn more about provincial cultural initiatives, and looking to share ideas and network with others.