Aboriginal Storytelling Month 2020

Each year, SPL joins other communities across Saskatchewan in celebrating Aboriginal Storytelling Month throughout February. We would like to thank the many storytellers who have agreed to share their gifts and wisdom with our community, as well as Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples Inc (LSSAP), who have helped support these programs. 

For more information on these programs, please refer to the Program Guide (online or pickup a copy at any branch) or view the online events calendar

Local Business Successes

Come hear from local business owners as they share their personal stories of struggle and success.

Kendal Netmaker
The founder of Neechie Gear and recent author of From Poverty to Podium, Netmaker joins us to speak about his life and experiences.

Frances Morrison Central Library
Wednesday / Feb 5 / 7 – 8:30 pm

Christine Marie
The founder and seamstress at Awasis Boutique, Marie speaks about her experience as a local entrepreneur and how to successfully start a business.

Carlyle King Branch
Wednesday / Feb 19 / 2 – 3 pm

Frances Morrison Central Library
Thursday / Feb 6 / 6 – 7 pm

Devon Fiddler
The co-owner of SheNative Fiddler speaks about her role as a creative change maker in Saskatoon.

Frances Morrison Central Library
Saturday / Feb 22 / 2 – 3 pm

Miscellaneous

Playing with the Past: History Through Games
Adults recommended

Since the start of the 19th century, board game manufacturers have shaped social ideas around morality, racial stereotypes and regionalism. In the process, board games hid stories about the past behind glossy images and colourful pieces. Assistant Professor Benjamin Hoy from the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of History will take us through his research on this topic.

Frances Morrison Central Library
Friday / Feb 28 / 2 – 3 pm

Puppet Shows

Rabbit & Bear Paws
All ages, under 6 with adult

Join Chad Solomon for a comical, educational and interactive puppet show that shares Indigenous wisdom with universal audiences. 

Alice Turner Branch 
Monday / Feb 3 / 11 – 12:30 pm 

Station 20 West / 1120 20th St W 
Monday / Feb 3 / 2 – 2:30 pm

Storytelling Programs

Drumming & Stories 
All ages recommended, under 6 with an adult 

Multi-disciplinary artist Carol Rose GoldenEagle shares her stories through writing, storytelling, singing and drumming. 

Frances Morrison Central Library 
Saturday / Feb 22 / 2 – 3 pm

Embodied Storytelling
Adults recommended

Local theatre artist Curtis Peeteetuce shares from experience and leads a session looking at what connects us all in contemporary storytelling.

Frances Morrison Central Library
Friday / Feb 21 / 2 – 3 pm

Saskatoon: Names, Myths & Legends
Adults recommended

Randy Morin shares stories of humour, stories of the supernatural and creation stories from a Cree perspective.

Alice Turner Branch
Tuesday / Feb 11 / 2 – 3 pm

Mayfair Branch
Thursday / Feb 27 / 2 – 3 pm