The City of Humboldt and Heritage Saskatchewan, along with their partners, the Office of the Treaty Commissioner and the Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan, have announced a pilot project in Humboldt entitled “Relationship Building and Reconciliation through Living Heritage.”

A joint release from the City and Heritage Saskatchewan states ‘living heritage’ includes costumes, traditions, skills and worldviews, including inherent prejudices, and is passed down from our ancestors. This project takes a living heritage approach through year-long community engagement around identity, community narrative, and reconciliation. The four-part cyclical process will be led by Kristin Catherwood and Christine Fiddler of Heritage Saskatchewan and guided by Indigenous advisors. The program will be grounded in the local context through the Museum redesign of exhibit storylines. 

“We are looking forward to working alongside a number of community partners at a provincial and local level as we build an understanding and a foundation for positive relationships in Humboldt and beyond,” noted Ingrid Cazakoff, CEO of Heritage Saskatchewan.

Mayor Michael Behiel stated, “This project will help residents better understand our shared history and identify community goals to improve our relationships with our Indigenous residents and neighbours.”

Program information can be found on the City of Humboldt’s Cultural services website at