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Feb 1 – 28, 2021

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, as well as Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples Inc (LSSAP), who have helped support these programs.

This year, all of the storytelling programs will be online. View the schedule below.

Storytelling Spotlight is a video series with an adult recommended audience. Performances will feature some of the province’s best storytellers, artists and academics.

Watch the videos on their scheduled date at 6pm on Facebook or YouTube.

Saulteaux stories / Feb 3

Lorena Cote an ānihšināpēhkwē from Cote First Nation tells Saulteaux stories and discusses their many purposes. Lynn is co-author of the text Mācī-anihšināpēmowin: Beginning Saulteaux (2020) and is an assistant professor at First Nations University of Canada.

Stories with Maureen Belange / Feb 10
Maureen is a performer and improvisational artist from the Saskatchewan community of Ile-a-la Crosse. She loves to entertain and educate on the Métis and their struggles. Maureen incorporates her Michif language it into her performances, helping ensure the language will never be lost.

 

Poetry with Özten Shebahkeget / Feb 17
Özten is a member of Northwest Angle 33 First Nation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Winnipeg and recently joined the MFA in Writing program at the University of Saskatchewan.

 

Sculpture and Story with Lyndon Tootoosis / Feb 17 

Eagle Feather News/ Feb 24 
John Lagimodiere the President of ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services and the Publisher/Editor of Eagle Feather News will discuss the importance of news from an Indigenous perspective. He will share the story of the launch and future of Eagle Feather News Saskatchewan’s largest independent Indigenous media outlet. John is a member of CUMFI Métis Local #16

Watch presentations from local Indigenous artists and performers with music, storytelling, theatre, and much more on their scheduled date at 2pm on Facebook and YouTube.

Music from Dallas and Phil Boyer / Feb 6 

Dallas and Phil are a father and son who have been playing Métis fiddle for the last 26 years. They have travelled all across Canada and the United States performing and backing up Métis square dancers for all groups of people and events.

Music from Marentin Fehr / Feb 13 

Marentin is a singer, songwriter, and music educator from Waterhen Lake First Nation on Treaty 6 territory.

Make bannock and soup with Glenna Henderson /  Feb 20 

Glenna was born and raised in the Treaty 1 territory of Manitoba. She belongs to the Sagkeeng First Nation, which is located at the southern mouth of the Winnipeg River. Her late mother is from Peepeekosis First Nation in Saskatchewan.

Looking for reading recommendations? Check out these curated lists.

Indigenous & Métis Reads

Join our Virtual Book Club to read Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson. 

Virtual Book Club

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