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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.

Everyone is welcome to join us at these campus events!

Event: Provincial launch event
Date: Monday, February 4, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location:

Moose Jaw campus
Macoun Lounge

Lunch is provided. 

Storytellers:

Jason Chamakese and Curtis Peeteetuce

RSVP:

Please rsvp by January 30 to ann.liang@saskpolytech.ca or 306-691-8227.

Jason currently resides in Chitek Lake, Saskatchewan. He is fluent in Plains Cree and strongly rooted in his traditional beliefs, which led him to begin playing the flute as a hobby in 1998. In his illustrious 20 year career he has released several albums and has been nominated for numerous awards such as Best Flute Player at the Native American Music Awards and Canadian Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards. In 2015, he survived a life-threatening stroke. His presentations include important teachings about mutual respect, understanding among all races of people as well as lessons from his personal health issues and recovery.

Curtis is nehiyaw (Cree) from the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. Since 2001, he has had the honour of working with many talented artists in theatre, radio drama, music and film. Selected highlights include Persephone Theatre (A History of Breathing, Bannock Republic), SNTC (Where The Blood Mixes, Thunderstick) CBC (Out in the Cold, Red Moon) and Rabbit Fall, Season two. Curtis is the recipient of the 2012 Saskatoon & Area Theatre Award for Outstanding Male Performance and has been nominated for outstanding achievement in Playwriting and Sound Design. 


Presented in partnership with the Indigenous Students' Centre.

 
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 12:20 - 1:30 p.m.
Location:

Regina campus
Room 155 (across from ISC)

Light refreshments provided.

Storyteller:

Melissa Worme

RSVP:

Please rsvp by January 30 to panayiota.tompoulidou@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7405.

Melissa Worme is a gifted performance artist from Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan. She is a respected nehiyaw (Plains Cree) woman within her family and community. She has gained recognition for her talents as a storyteller, actress, singer, fancy shawl dancer, bead worker, quillworker, Regalia designer and seamstress.

As Melissa demonstrates the artistry of her heritage she will share the history and teachings of her people.

  • Quillwork..along with history and teachings.
  • Ribbonskirts...with woman teachings.
  • Mossbags..with traditional parenting and teachings.
  • Powwow dance classes for beginner students, with teachings on the different dances.
 
Date: Monday, February 11, 2019
Time: 10 - 10:50 a.m.
1 - 1:50 p.m.
Location:

Saskatoon campus, Idylwyld Dr. 
Davies Auditorium

Light refreshments provided.

Storyteller:

Tenille Campbell

RSVP:

Please rsvp by January 30 to nina.verishagen@saskpolytech.ca or 306-659-4425.

Tenille K Campbell is a Dene/Métis author and photographer from English River First Nation, Saskatchewan. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is enrolled in her PhD at the University of Saskatchewan, focusing on Indigenous Literature. Her inaugural poetry book, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions, 2017) is an award-winning collection of poetry using humour, storytelling and joy to reclaim and explore ideas of Indigenous sexuality. #IndianLovePoems has placed in the poetry at the WILLA Literary Awards (USA), as well as the first Indigenous Voices Awards (Canada), and has won two Saskatchewan Book Awards – the Indigenous People’s Writing Award and the First Book Award.

 

 

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.
1 - 1:50 p.m.
Location:

Saskatoon campus, Ave. W
Cultural Centre

Light refreshments provided by the ISC.

Storyteller:

Tenille Campbell

RSVP:

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Tenille K Campbell is a Dene/Métis author and photographer from English River First Nation, Saskatchewan. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is enrolled in her PhD at the University of Saskatchewan, focusing in Indigenous Literature. Her inaugural poetry book, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions, 2017) is an award-winning collection of poetry using humour, storytelling and joy to reclaim and explore ideas of Indigenous sexuality. #IndianLovePoems has placed in the poetry at the WILLA Literary Awards (USA), as well as the first Indigenous Voices Awards (Canada), and has won two Saskatchewan Book Awards – the Indigenous People’s Writing Award and the First Book Award.


Presented in partnership with the Indigenous Students' Centre.

 
Event: Children's Storytelling
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 11 - 11:45 a.m.
Location:

Prince Albert campus, Technical Building
Library

Storyteller:

Randy Morin

RSVP:

Please rsvp by January 30 to becky.szeman@saskpolytech.ca or 306-765-1535.

Randy is from Big River First Nation, located in central Saskatchewan in Treaty 6 Territory. He currently lives in Saskatoon with his partner Lindsay Knight aka Eekwol and two children. Randy has 10 years of teaching experience and is in his second year as a faculty member with the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Randy has been a storyteller and a language and culture activist for many years. He is also an author of fictional Cree children’s books. His passion is working with young people to help them achieve their fullest potential by instilling in them a pride to know who they are and where they came from.

 

 

Event: Storytelling for students and faculty
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Speaker begins at noon)
Location:

Prince Albert campus, Technical Building
Library

Lunch provided by the ISC

Storyteller:

Randy Morin

RSVP:

Please rsvp by January 30 to becky.szeman@saskpolytech.ca or 306-765-1535

Randy is from Big River First Nation, located in central Saskatchewan in Treaty 6 Territory. He currently lives in Saskatoon with his partner Lindsay Knight aka Eekwol and two children. Randy has 10 years of teaching experience and is in his second year as a faculty member with the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Randy has been a storyteller and a language and culture activist for many years. He is also an author of fictional Cree children’s books. His passion is working with young people to help them achieve their fullest potential by instilling in them a pride to know who they are and where they came from.


Presented in partnership with the Indigenous Students' Centre.

 

Community Initiatives Fund
Sask Culture
Saskatchewan Arts Board

 

Government of Saskatchewan
Cameco
Library Services for Saskatcheawn Aboriginal Peoples
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