The City of Humboldt’s Cultural Services Department continues its support of programming leading to Truth and Reconciliation. Now, Jennifer Fitzpatrick, director of Cultural Services, and her team invite Humboldt and area residents to participate in an online survey to determine the extent of engagement with the Calls to Action.
“The survey is part of a project we are doing with Humboldt and area,” Fitzpatrick explains. “We’re starting a year-long project with Heritage Saskatchewan exploring how to build better relationships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. At the beginning of the program, we’re inviting the public, specifically from Humboldt and area, to take a quick survey - it shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes - to talk about where they are at Reconciliation.”
Fitzpatrick emphasizes that no particular prior knowledge is required to get involved in the survey. The idea is simply for the agencies to get a sense of where people are on their own journeys. The information gathered will help to inform the project going forward, Fitzpatrick says.
At the end of the project in early 2024, the group will undertake another survey to determine the progress.
“In order for us to do programming and understand and help people build understanding about Reconciliation, we need to know where they are at. This is the baseline survey to gather data. People can talk to us about what they’d like to see for more programming just by connecting with us.”
Because history extends beyond municipal borders, Fitzpatrick says the survey is open to people from Humboldt and from the surrounding communities and rurals.
The survey is open now, and it closes on March 21. The survey can be found on the Humboldt and District Museum website at humboldtmuseum.ca/reconciliation. It’s also available through social media channels and it can be located via QR codes posted throughout the community. Print copies of the survey can be picked up at the Uniplex, City Hall and the Museum and Gallery. It’s easy to complete on any mobile device.
Fitzpatrick reminds residents to watch for more events and engagement opportunities around Truth and Reconciliation from the Humboldt and District Museum and Gallery.