Wanuskewin goes digital to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Wanuskewin goes digital to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day – Saskatoon StarPhoenix

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202057 Views

The coronavirus pandemic put a temporary halt to programs at Wanuskewin, but the park has no plans to let Indigenous Peoples Day pass unacknowledged.

On Sunday afternoon, people can join the festivities from the comfort of home via the Wanuskewin Facebook page, which will stream a live program of music, dancing, storytelling and more, hosted by Indigenous journalists Ntawnis Piapot and Jeanelle Mandes.

“Normally for National Indigenous Peoples Day we have activities for the guests to enjoy, like interpretive programming on the trails, teepee raising, archeology sites and live music,” said Chris Standing, Wanuskewin’s manager of visitor services. “But this year, with COVID-19 and social distancing, we are out filming and creating a live presentation of our programming instead.”

To ensure the best quality production for those who tune in to celebrate, Wanuskewin is working with a local production company to produce segments to highlight the site’s 6,000-year history, including a deeper look into the area’s archeological sites.

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