Storytelling Week

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Interested in hearing stores that have been passed down generation after generation? Each day, Elders, Knowledge Keepers and special guests will share a story from their nation and talk about its roots and significance. These stories, from many different cultures, will entertain and educate.

Storytelling is a method of knowledge sharing used to teach about cultural beliefs, values, customs, rituals, history, practices, relationships, and ways of life. Traditionally, First Nation, Métis and Inuit storytelling occurs during the winter months.

Join us on Zoom December 7 to 11, 2020 for this special series! Registration is open to the public.

Date (December 7 to 11) Time Speaker Registration
Monday 12 to 1 p.m. Gerry Oleman – St’at’imc Nation Register Now
Tuesday 12 to 1 p.m. Elder Deborah Tacan – Cree Nation Register Now
Wednesday 12 to 1 p.m. Elder Shirley Norquay – Anishinaabe Nation Register Now
Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Niigaan Sinclair – Anishinaabe Nation Register Now
5 to 6 p.m. Elder Verna DeMontigny – Métis Nation Register Now
Friday 12 to 1 p.m. Elder Eugene Ross – Dakota Nation Register Now

Special Guest: Niigaan Sinclair

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Niigaan will be speaking to historical and contemporary issues in the treaty relationship between First Nations and Canada on Thursday, December 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Anishinaabe (St. Peter's/Little Peguis) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is a regular commentator on Indigenous issues on CTV, CBC, and APTN, and his written work can be found in the pages of The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama, newspapers like The Guardian, and online with CBC Books: Canada Writes.

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