Custodians viewing

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The film touched us so much that we have arranged a road trip to Herschel on Sept 16, for a personal tour of this special Indigenous heritage site.

Custodians, A Story of Ancient Echoes

Dear Friends,

SIMC is pleased to offer a screening of Custodians, A Story of Ancient Echoes in partnership with the Ancient Echoes Interpretive Centre (AEIC) and the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Saskatchewan.

A trailer for the film can be found on YouTube:

This new film from award-winning Rebel Sky Productions (Reserve 107, 2016) explores the work of local landowners, volunteers and municipal government of Herschel, Saskatchewan, in protecting and conserving the many signs of historic Indigenous presence in the region. Tipi rings, sacred circles, even petroglyphs show the importance of this site, and many like it across the prairies. The documentary raises important questions of land-sharing, the conservation of ancient intellectual and spiritual heritage, and respectful Indigenous-settler collaboration.

Article from Canadian Mennonite:

This will be a hybrid event offered free of charge. Please register for the event in advance, indicating your preference for in-person or virtual attendance, so we know how many people to expect.

A zoom link will be provided to registered participants before the screening for those who prefer to participate virtually.

If you are attending in person, please arrive 10 minutes in advance. Masks are optional.

Many thanks to David Neufeld (AEIC) and Randy Klassen (MCC Saskatchewan) for their generosity in supporting the screening.


Date and time: Thursday June 8th, 7-9 pm Saskatoon/MDT (other timezones)
Location: MCC Centre, Avenue C and 45th

To register:

Inquiries can be directed to Twyla at