Indigenous Storytelling

Saskatchewan Indigenous Storytelling

Presented by the Sask Polytech Library 

What is Indigenous Storytelling?

For Indigenous people, storytelling is both a gift, and a very old custom, sanctioned by the people to teach, entertain and remember.

Throughout February First Nations and Métis storytelling events are held in schools, libraries, and community organizations throughout Saskatchewan.

All staff and students are welcome to join us at these campus events.

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location:

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw Campus
Macoun Lounge

Storyteller:

Curtis Peeteetuce

Details:

Lunch provided.

Presented in partnership with the Indigenous Students' Centre.

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location:

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Prince Albert Campus, Technical Building
Library

Storyteller:

Darwin Atcheynum

Details:

Lunch provided.

Presented in partnership with the Indigenous Students' Centre.

Darwin was born and raised in Sweetgrass First Nation. He is an artist who does soapstone carvings, all types of powwow regalia and a variety of First Nations art. He was taught by his mother how to bead at a very young age and began selling his work as a young man. He would watch his mosum carving rocks with antlers the traditional way, and was inspired to start stone carving himself. Darwin has been working as an artist the majority of his life and continues to do so today. He enjoys passing on his teachings and his skills to his family and those who want to learn. His work has been sold across Canada and internationally. He also enjoys storytelling during the winter months, and attends a variety of schools to share his stories and teachings.
 
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Location:

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Regina Campus
Auditorium (Room 336)

Storyteller:

Lyle W. Daniels

Details:

Light snacks provided.

 
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location:

Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, Idylwyld Dr. 
Davies Auditorium

Storyteller:

Curtis Peeteetuce presents “āniskōhōcikan connections”.

Details:

āniskōhōcikan refers to ‘a string of beads tied end to end. Facilitated by award winning theatre artist Curtis Peeteetuce, the āniskōhōcikan workshop involves a presentation and conversation exploring stories, much like how the beads on a bracelet are connected. Stories not only connects us to ourselves, but to the world and each other. The discussion will follow readings from Peeteetuce’s past and most recent works and will reference Cree culture, Shakespeare and Socrates. Audience members are welcome to contribute from their own experiences. The conclusive component will be to consider what we see as storytelling for future generations, how we want those to be shared and cared for.

Bannock will be served following the event. Prize raffle for attendees.

Presented in partnership with the Indigenous Students' Centre.

 

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