Ways to Give
Wanuskewin is a registered charity that seeks to build partnerships in the community. An outright gift is one in which every dollar goes to work the moment it is given.
You can give cash or a non-cash asset, such as securities or real estate and receive a donation receipt for your gift. There are four key areas that may align with your company’s giving criteria:
Wanuskewin has long been partnered with the University of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Public and Catholic School boards. Every year, students of all ages visit Wanuskewin to participate in interpretive programming that is aligned with provincial curriculum guidelines. Through our affiliation with the University of Saskatchewan, Wanuskewin is a preeminent centre of research and education in Great Plains history and archaeology. Our long-term plans include building on the strengths of our diverse cultural, spiritual, historical, and ecological program offerings.
Wanuskewin is unique in that nearly all contemporary Indigenous groups talk about historic ties to Wanuskewin. These groups include, but are not limited to Blackfoot (Siksika), Saulteaux (Anishinaabe), Cree (Nehiyawak), Sioux (Dakota, Lakota, Nakota), and Dene peoples. At Wanuskewin, we are representative of true diversity in age, gender, race, orientation, ability, culture, religion, etc. and we seek to continue to build on the long history of collaboration that exists here.
Environmental stewardship of the land is an integral part of Northern Plains culture and Canada’s future. For generations, Elders and Knowledge Keepers have taught youth about the importance of keeping the land in its original condition – a way of giving back to the Earth that sustains us. Wanuskewin strives to be a leader in conservation and continuously seeks out partnerships with other leaders in this area.
4. Art & Culture
One of the ways in which we are able to remember our history and enhance quality of life is through storytelling, dance, song, and other artistic media. At Wanuskewin, we believe that stories must be told, dances must be danced, and songs must be sung. In our peak season, traditional song and dance is incorporated into daily interpretive programming. Our gallery features regularly-rotated visual arts exhibits, and our future plans include an enhanced gallery space that will draw Indigenous artists, collectors, and exhibitions on a global scale.
Leave a Legacy
Contributing to the future of Wanuskewin by planning for a special kind of gift, such as a bequest in your will is a way to support the Park without worrying about your current financial situation. There are creative and flexible planned giving arrangements that can be accommodated. Likewise, a gift to Wanuskewin is a wonderful way to honour a loved one, commemorate a special occasion, or memorialize an important person in your life. Our team would be pleased to work with you to find the best way to celebrate. Please contact Wanuskewin’s Development Manager for information, as these arrangements are made on a case-by-case basis.
Make an Investment
Sponsorship is a way to support a Park attraction, program or event while concurrently promoting your organization. In Canada, leading drivers of sponsorship dollars are: Connecting to culture and heritage, creating a unique moment, and being personally involved. At Wanuskewin, we believe in engaging our sponsors to develop long-term relationships. Today, sponsorship dollars are critical to Wanuskewin Days annual powwow, our celebration of National Aboriginal Day, and other programs and events. We’d like to expand this aspect of the Park and seek partnerships that align with our mission of advancing the understanding and appreciation of the evolving cultures of the Northern Plains Indigenous peoples.