Reconciliation

Our Community and Reconciliation

SOTS would like to acknowledge the original peoples of this land and recognize that we are grateful that the site in which we currently reside is on Treaty 6 territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis. In an era of reconciliation SOTS is engaged in artistic programming and partnerships which bridge cultures and engage in reconciliation.  Our physical site also needs to reflect a sense of place and history as well as a sharing of space through arts and culture.

SOTS is a member of Reconciliation Saskatoon and a key player in Saskatoon's Winter City Strategy.  In January 2019, with support from a Winter City YXE grant, we facilitaed the production of a an artistic project on our site called pimohtewak.

pimohtewak featured the stories of Joseph Naytowhow played to individual audience members on an iphone app as they explored four locations on our site in the four directions of the Neyhiyaw (Cree) people.  The app programming and dramaturgy was by Torien Cafferata (Not A Box Theatre), artistic installations by Amberlin Hsu and lighting by Byron Hnatuk (supplied by Production Lighting).  The entire project was creatively in the hands of the artists, as such SOTS role in the project was only facilitator and space provider. To this end, SOTS is committed to engaging in partnerships which engage and provide opportunity with the original peoples of this land and recognize Treaty 6 territory and the traditional homeland of the Métis.

Let’s Continue the Dialogue

We are all Treaty people. To learn more about indigenous stories and culture, Reconciliation, please check out the following resources and organizations:

Reconciliation Saskatoon

Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon Public Library

Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre

Office of the Treaty Commissioner

Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action

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