Wanuskewin in the Community
Wanuskewin Heritage Park has an outstanding team of community supporters and we are proud of the many partnerships that allow us to continue to succeed in being a leader in First Nations educational programming and culture.
Wanuskewin recognizes the limitations of visiting the park for some people and makes an effort to bring Wanuskewin to you. Through numerous television and radio appearances and our community programming like Pipon Community Outreach or Beaver Tales, an in-school program offered to students in the winter months that uses music, dance, and storytelling to promote a better understanding of Northern Plains Indigenous cultures and traditions, Wanuskewin works hard to reach out to the community to contribute, collaborate, and connect.
In 2014, Wanuskewin facilitated more than 70 off-site traditional dance performances and outreach programming. We attended dozens of festivals and events including, but not limited to: Dakota Dunes PGA Golf Tour, Folkfest, Culture Days, Heritage Festival (WDM), PotashCorp WinterShines, Word on the Street, Awasis Language Keepers, and others.
Additionally, Wanuskewin engages in strategic community partnerships in order to educate, promote, and market in collaboration with others. Wanuskewin regularly provides in-kind sponsorship to these partners and others who wish to showcase First Nations artifacts and materials such as tipis, robes, and powwow regalia at outside events.
At peak times of year, such as the Wanuskewin Days annual powwow and National Aboriginal Day, volunteers are engaged to join our diverse team. There is a registration form that provides us with your contact information and availability. A Criminal Record Check is required due to our work with children and other vulnerable persons. Criminal Record Checks are available through the City of Saskatoon Police Service or the RCMP in the jurisdiction where you reside.