The Role of the Arts and Culture in Northern Saskatchewan Communities

Working in partnership with Commonweal Community Arts and artists from northern Saskatchewan, the research team identified and mentored a young researcher from Patuanak, a community near Churchill River and the north end of Lac Île-à-la-Crosse, which is the administrative headquarters of the Dene First Nations reserve. That researcher undertook a pilot series of interviews with community members which is currently informing next steps for a broader partnership and a more in-depth study of one or more northern communities using a similar but adapted methodological approach.