Saskatoon | Treaty 6 Territory
The stories here | O hêh achimona Otâh
Tales of love, loss, healing and perseverance. Every day, we walk the streets of Saskatoon, pass by landmarks unaware of the stories of people who’ve gone before. We invite you to peel back the pavement for tales of the impact and meaning this land holds. From the banks of the South Saskatchewan River to the inner-city streets, our story keepers share their connection to this place we call home.
An NAC Indigenous Theatre and Gordon Tootoosis Nikaniwin Theatre co-presentation
Passage: Who We Are and Where We Come From © Mary Longman, AskiPiyewsiwiSkwew
Walk around the areas highlighted on the map to listen to the stories on location. All you need is a device with you that can run the link in a browser (Internet connection required).
16 33 St E, Saskatoon, SK
A simple meeting at a local coffee shop becomes a turning point in the preservation and celebration of Indigenous story. One man’s passion and dedication inspiring others to continue his legacy.
Sister and I
227 Avenue H S, Saskatoon, SK
In a simple meeting on the lawn in front of Station 20 West, two sisters reach out to each other. As the sunsets and the melodies float by, they find comfort in the connection they share.
102 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, SK
Along the banks of the mighty South Saskatchewan, a landscape of steel and glass dominates the land covering over a history of promises between peoples. Treaty, reconciliation and finding new understanding through a simple nature walk.
The Buffalo Bone Trade
1st Avenue / 21st Street, Saskatoon, SK
From a downtown bench, one man channels the loss of culture and self-determination into a message of hope and resilience. The ancestral memory of the mighty buffalo that used to roam, offered to empower us to look beyond the railyard.
Starting point: Bench to the right of the entrance to midtown, past the bus stop. End point: Dream Maker statue by Floyd Wanner