Background: In our society, storytellers were trained from a young age, within a master-apprenticeship program, to be taught the stories and legends of their peoples. Some stories, well over 10,000 words would be memorized verbatim. Other stories could be shared inter-tribally in the feasts, known today as the Potlatch. One tribe could share a part of the story using the entire evening and the next tribe would share the other stage of the story the next evening. All of the tribes would need to be gathered for the story to be complete. Within that process of enriched story and cultural sharing was the unity and security of our Salish peoples. One heart, one mind, one spirit.
Title: Salish Storytelling - Indigenous Lore, Legends and Perspectives
Type: Virtual Salish Storytelling - A Rich Oral Tradition of the Salish Peoples' of this Land
Description: We are cultural ambassadors and storytellers for our peoples, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Shíshálh, two Salish Tribes who reside in the Vancouver, Squamish and Sunshine Coast regions of the lower mainland and the southern coast of British Columbia. We invite you to join us as we share the stories of our ancestors, artists and healers. Our Salish stories told convey our connections to both our ancestors and the unborn, our love for this sacred land, and our hopes for the future. These stories are rooted in a long traditions of oral history and intercultural sharing.
There is a universal saying in our Indigenous Cultures here on Turtle Island. We are the land and the land is us.
Storytellers: Salish Indigenous Cultural Ambassadors
Dates: March 27th 2021 Saturday
Dates: April 27th 2021 Tuesday
Dates: May 27th 2021 Thursday
Dates: June 27th 2021 Sunday
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST Duration: 1 hr
On-line App: Zoom
How to book: on-line at this link.
When you book, our team will reach out to you to provide you the Zoom Link, instructions and your on-line itinerary for the date you had selected.