MCoS is excited to announce the nominees for the 2022 Multicultural Honours Awards.

These awards are given every year to celebrate and honour the multicultural contributions

made by our nominees.

#SKStrong #FromManyPeoplesStrengths #TogetherWeMakeSaskatchewanStrong

 

Multicultural Youth Leadership Award

for promising contributions from people 29 years and under.

Congratulations to our nominees:

Darian Agecoutay

 

Amir Said

 

 

 

Saskatchewan Multicultural Leadership Award

for outstanding contributions to multiculturalism in Saskatchewan. Priority will be given to nominees who have demonstrated sustained periods of commitment in their contributions.

Congratulations to our nominees:

Dr. Shela Hirani

 

Lyndon J. Linklater

 

 

 Click here to view and download the Honours Program

 

In celebration of Saskatchewan Multicultural Week many cities, towns, and villages have shown their support and proclaimed November 19 – 27, 2022 as ‘Multicultural Week’ in their areas. Below you’ll find a list of participating communities.

Town of Assiniboia

Town of Battleford

Town of Birch Hills

Resort Village of Candle Lake

Village of Christopher Lake

City of Estevan

Resort Village of Island View

Town of Lumsden

Town of Nipawin

City of Prince Albert

City of Regina

Province of Saskatchewan

City of Swift Current

MULTICULTURAL WEEK 2022

From November 19-27, Help us celebrate Saskatchewan Multicultural Week!

#TogetherWeMakeSaskatchewanStrong #SKStrong

October is Islamic History Month!

Islamic History Month is a great opportunity to learn about the rich history of Islam, and the vast diversity within it!

Looking to get involved and celebrate? You can find ways here on the IHMC website:
www.islamichistorymonth.ca

With National Truth and Reconciliation Day approaching we wanted to share some of the events happening around the province and encourage everyone to get involved. This is by no means a complete list so please feel free to forward events we may have missed and we’ll add them.

Resources: Orange Shirt Day Handout

September 23-30 Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022

September 22 RT/SIS MMIWG2S Family Support Group

September 22 Newo Yotina Friendship Centre – Beginner Nakota Language Classes (Regina)

September 22 Removing Barriers to Employment for IEHPs, Online (Zoom)

September 23 Glen Anaquod Memorial Tipi Raising Competition (Regina)

September 23 Newo Yotina Friendship Centre – Healing Through the Arts (Regina)

September 25 Orange Shirt Beaded Pin Workshop (Wanuskewin)

September 27 Advocacy for the Health Human Resource Crisis in Canada – A Discussion on IMGs, Online (Zoom)

September 29 miyo-wîcîwitowin Day (Regina)

September 29 Newo Yotina Friendship Centre – Beginner Nakota Language Classes (Regina)

September 30 Regina Public Library – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with author Lisa Bird-Wilson (Regina)

September 30 Newo Yotina Friendship Centre – Healing Through the Arts  (Regina)

September 30 Rock Your Roots – Walk for Reconciliation (Saskatoon)

September 30 National Truth and Reconciliation Day – “Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair” (North Battleford)

September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (Wanuskewin)

MCoS Member Funding Meeting

As many of you know, funding applications for Strategic Initiative and Regional Multicultural Council (only for specific organizations) are due February 15. We are holding this meeting to help prepare those who might be applying for funding soon.

When: February 9, 2022

There are two scheduled option times to choose from:

  • Afternoon: Feb 9, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Evening: Feb 9, 7:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: ZOOM
Please email Titilayo Omolola at mc**@mc**.ca if you’d like to attend. The zoom link will be sent to only registered members on February 8.

MCoS Multicultural Festivals Meeting

Last year, we met with some of you who offer multicultural festivals, and we hope you have been able to start or implement some of the great ideas discussed.

It will be great for us to catch up and discuss what you are planning, struggling with and how can MCoS help. We want to invite you to join the Multicultural Festival Meeting!

When: Feb 10, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.
Where: ZOOM
Please email Titilayo Omolola at mc**@mc**.ca if you’d like to attend.

Events and Resources

Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre – virtual storytelling event for schools across Saskatchewan

The Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples (LSSAP) events

Carol Golden Eagle – Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange workshop, Storyteller on Tour

FROST @Downtown – :Indigenous Storytelling City Square in downtown Regina

  • Feb 4 at 6:45pm and 7:30pm: Brad Bellegarde
  • Feb 5 at 1:00pm: Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway
  • Feb 6 at 1:00pm: Rhonda Donais
  • Feb 10 at 6:45pm and 7:30pm: Dickie Yuzicapi
  • Feb 11 at 6:45pm and 7:30pm: Calvin Racette
Virtual Presentation- Join Solomon Ratt, Wilfred Buck, and Festival of Words for Aboriginal Storytime. You can register here. Feb 15- 17.

Decolonize YQR: Reconciliation and Yoga

  • Feb 15 at 7:00pm, online via Zoom: Learn to find balance through the ceremony of yoga.

Reconciliation Through Conversation – with John Lagimodiere

  • Feb 16 at 7:00pm, hosted in partnership with the Regina Open Door Society.

YQR Tipi Exhibit Central Library, 2311-12th Avenue

  • Jan 30 to Feb 28: Visit the Tipi at Central Library to learn about the teachings and values related to its poles; for caring for ourselves and living in balance.

YQR Shelley Niro: A Good, Long Look 

  • For over 30 years, Shelley Niro has challenged dominant perceptions of Indigenous people through her art and filmmaking.
  • Dunlop Art Gallery, Central Library
  • Dunlop Art Gallery, Sherwood Village Branch

Resources-

Indigenous Voices Collection 

 

The BCC is currently accepting submissions for the BCC Zine. The BCC Zine is an annual virtual publication that highlights the artistic contributions of BIPOC/QTPOC youth between the ages of 15 and 29. It will consist of a variety of diverse art forms including, but not limited to, visual art (any medium), music (composition or a performance- if you will perform a piece, it must be written by a BIPOC individual), sculpture, photography, mini film series, or a written work (prose or poetry). Applications for this zine will be open until January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.  

For more information regarding registration, timelines, and eligibility, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5D0zIZ3wkP2LEAQ3rIKDIbm_fQHlFM527BahzAwhb-k6DyQ/viewform