SHFS Staff


Kristin Enns-Kavanagh
Executive Director
Kristin Enns-Kavanagh was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She received a B.A. (Honours) in Anthropology, Archaeology and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Saskatchewan in 1997, and an M.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology from the U. of. S. in 2002. Her early career as a field archaeologist gifted her with a deep-rooted sense of connection to Saskatchewan's varied landscape. It also gave her the chance to study a wide range of the Province’s history through archival research, oral history, and archaeological survey. Her career has since evolved to include community engagement, facilitation for community-based visioning, and non-profit governance, complemented by volunteer roles in the non-profit heritage and culture sectors. Kristin is a strong advocate for community-driven processes to share and explore the past and what it means for contemporary people. She believes in building connections between people to collaboratively create shared histories that reflect the diversity of Saskatchewan experiences. She believes storytelling – including the sharing of personal stories – is a powerful way to support one another, create a sense of belonging, and promote justice in communities.

Kristin lives in Saskatoon with her husband, Nathan, and their two cats. She enjoys dance (mostly in her living room, these days), Zumba, yoga, and reading.

Kristin can be reached at or 306-361-2296.


Mike Chartier
Folklore Editor
Mike was born and raised in Saskatoon where he currently lives with his partner Cynthia and their three boys. He is the editor of the Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society’s journal Folklore and a PhD student in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan. His work focuses on the historical fields of Canadian Labour, Medicine, and Education. In addition to his academic work, Mike is a classroom teacher and has been educating middle-years students in Saskatoon since 2005. Prior to this, he taught at a private elementary school in Torreon, Mexico. Mike’s love for Saskatchewan and its history is rooted in a lifetime of rich personal experiences, community activism, and his previous academic work in which he wrote about the province’s transformative co-operative movements and their connections to adult education programs.

You can reach Mike at or by contacting the main office.