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Mission Vision Values

Mission

Building community inspired by learning and sharing stories that animate and connect us all.

Vision

People value and embrace living heritage* as fundamental to their health and well being.

Living Heritage, as defined by Heritage Saskatchewan, are those values, beliefs, and ways of living we inherit from past  generations that we still use to understand the present and make choices for the future. This Living Heritage shapes our sense of identity as individuals and our relationships with others, shaping our communities and our quality of life.

UNESCO definition of Intangible Cultural Heritage - UNESCO 2003 The practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artifacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. This intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity, thus promoting respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.

Values

  • Inclusion/inclusivity and diversity
    • All voices are heard
    • Equality and equity
  • Accountability and transparency
    • Openness
    • We do what we say we will
  • Collaborative engagement
    • Ask rather than tell
    • Un-silo-ing
  • Democratic
  • The importance of living heritage and eco museums
  • Respect
  • Fun and celebration
  • Innovation
  • Social, economic, environmental and cultural responsibility
  • Relationships
  • Catalyst for change