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February 1 – 28, 2023

Each year, Saskatoon Public Library joins other communities across Saskatchewan in celebrating Storytelling Month throughout February.

We would like to thank the many storytellers who have so graciously agreed to share their gifts and wisdom with our community.

Tuesday / Feb 7 / 7 – 8 pm
Frances Morrison Central Library

Joseph Naytowhow is a gifted Plains/Woodland Cree (nehiyaw), Métis singer/songwriter, storyteller, and actor from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation Band in Saskatchewan. He is renowned for his unique style of Cree/English storytelling, combined with original contemporary music and traditional First Nations drum and rattle songs. He received the 2018 Saskatchewan Arts Board Award for Arts & Learning. Joseph will captivate children and adults alike as he takes everyone on a journey of discovery.

Tuesday & Wednesday
Feb 9 & Feb 14 / 10:30 am
Frances Morrison Central Library

Come for stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family.

Indigenous storyteller Randy Morin will be a guest at this program on Feb 7 & 9 as part of First Nations and Métis Storytelling Month.

Wednesday / Feb 22 / 4:30 – 6 pm
Mayfair Library

See the history of Saskatoon through film and materials from the Local History collection. We’ll be showing episode 8 of Storytellers in Motion which explores Doug Cuthand’s literary and documentary work, including his popular column, Tapwe.

Thursday / Feb 23 / 2 – 3 pm
Frances Morrison Central Library

Dallas and Phil Boyer are a father & son musical duo who who have been playing Métis culture fiddle music for the last 20 years.

Dallas started playing fiddle at the age of six, accompanied by Phil on guitar. They have travelled all across Canada & the USA performing & providing music for Métis square dancers for many groups and events.

Saturday / Feb 25 / 12 pm
Virtual / YouTube & Facebook

Educator Samson LaMontagne shares a story about a skunk using Southern (Heritage) and Northern (Cree) Michif vocabulary.

Northern (Cree) Vocabulary Sheet

Southern (Heritage) Vocabulary Sheet

Michif Skunk Story Colouring Sheet

Indigenous Writer in Residence, Bruce Sinclair, will be leading two Discovery Club programs.

Discovery Club
Wed / Feb 22 / 4 – 5 pm
Thu / Feb 23 / 4 – 5 pm
Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library
For kids ages 8 – 12

Join us for an evening with storytellers who weave their magic through song and sound.

Thursday / Mar 2 / 6 – 8 pm
Frances Morrison Central Library

This event will feature the following storytellers and musicians:

Lancelot Knight
Tristen Durocher
Roger Peltier
Murray Hamilton
Liza Jane Brown
Bruce Sinclair
Brandi Tourand
Dwayne Lasas

Presented in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan Library.

Join the Reconciliation Saskatoon Book Club for informal and engaging conversations, including author Q&A’s.

Reconciliation Book Club

In partnership with Reconciliation Saskatoon.