February is ‘African-Canadian Black History Month’. Every year, Canadians are invited to participate in festivities and events that honour the legacy of African-Canadians, past and present. Canadians take this time to celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Canadians with African heritage who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation we know today. It is also an opportunity for all of us to learn about the wide range of African-Canadian experiences, including dealing with racism, and the vital role this community has played throughout our shared history. Visit the MCoS website to learn more and take part in planned events.
Sask Sport’s various social media channels and websites will feature profile stories and quotes on historical and current Black athletes and coaches, share resources to learn more and honour Black Canadians. Read the story in The Conversation titled: The trailblazing Black athletes transformed Canadian Sports. Search Saskatchewan-based athletes and learn about virtual celebration events on the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum website.
This video recording https://youtu.be/WQXKvBhNf5s was made following Saskatchewan Multicultural Week 2020 by the Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture and Recreation with support from Saskatchewan Lotteries.
It features a conversation with the Executive Director of the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, Rhonda Rosenberg, on recognizing racism, privilege and Allyship.
It also shares #PCDHometownHero Sheena Koops’ Journey on Treaty Four and becoming a Treaty Relative.
We invite you to watch, re-watch, pause, share, reflect (in any order) in your own space or in a group. Open up conversations around Racism, Privilege, Allyship and what being a Treaty Relative means to you.
Discover where you are on the “Becoming Anti-Racist” spectrum. Find the tools to help you move forward learning, and growing on your journey.
Recognize the potential in your anatomy and what YOU can do along the way.
Remember this is your journey. Make it authentic. Stop along the way. Listen, learn and grow.
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The Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan marked Saskatchewan Multicultural Week on November 21, 2020 with the awarding of its Multicultural Honours Awards. Two awards were presented for contributions to multiculturalism in Saskatchewan in a virtual event. The Saskatchewan Multicultural Leadership Award was presented to Floyd Favel and the Multicultural Youth Leadership Award was presented to Chilombo Mwela. Learn more about this year’s winners, and the nominees for both awards,
“In 1974, Saskatchewan was the first province to enact multiculturalism legislation, recognizing the right of every community to retain its identity, language and traditional arts and sciences for the mutual benefit of citizens. In 1997, the Act was revised and a section of the Act states the policy should preserve, strengthen and promote Aboriginal cultures and acknowledge their historic and current contribution to development of Saskatchewan. More information is available on The Saskatchewan Multiculturalism Act. Responsibility for the Act resides with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.” Click here to read more