MAS ED attended Heritage Trust Conference Heritage Energized

Posted in News & Events by Michelle Brownridge on October 29th, 2015

The Executive Director and President were part of a  strong Saskatchewan contingent who attended the National Trust for Canada (NT) Conference this past week in Calgary. On Wednesday Oct 21st, the pre-conference session entitled “Moh-Kins-Tsis – Calgary Indigenous Heritage Roundtable” was an opportunity to learn from Traditional Knowledge Keepers about the need for open dialogue on knowledge and protection of indigenous heritage sites using the City of Calgary and the Blackfoot Confederacy recent examples.
The National Council meeting took place on Thursday the 22nd. Participants from provincial/territorial & Federal organizations and agencies were provided an update from the NT on their recent public affairs actions and opportunities. The National Council provided input to the NT Board for their consideration regarding future directions.
The Conference included tours of a variety of Calgary’s heritage districts; plus a wide range of panels and workshops. Ex. Dir. Wendy Fitch and Former MAS President Ingrid Cazakoff served as facilitators for the panel on “The Power of Safeguarding a Sense of Place: Bridging Tangible and Intangible.”

Congratulations to Glenn Sutter and Ali Piwowar
At the National Trust Annual General Meeting - Glenn Sutter, RSM Curator of Human Ecology, was re-appointed to the NT Board.
At the National Trust for Canada’s Awards Ceremony, Ali Piwowar, of Saskatchewan, was presented with the Herb Stovel Scholarship Fund. The presentation was made by the Honourable Lois Mitchell, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.
Both Glenn and Ali also presented on the panel mentioned above, “The Power of Safeguarding a Sense of Place: Bridging Tangible and Intangible.”

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