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Coast Salish Story and Song Workshop - Extended

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 Coast Salish Story and Song Workshop - Extended

Price: $18.00/per person


Location: Custom Location - Pre Approved
Duration: 1.5 hrs to 2 hrs
Min/Max: 20 to 30 people
Multi-day: No

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The Power of story.  Stories continue to be shared by Indigenous people to convey history, communicate social teachings and moral code, teach the younger generations about the history and geology of the land, animal and plant science, and the interconnectedness between humans, plants and animals.  This workshop is designed for secondary students with an extended period of 90 minutes.

Workshop Structure

Location:  We travel to your school and or a designated facility: 

Lead Teacher provides the curriculum connections in advance that you would like incorporated.  Our team will research, plan and incorporate  into the workshop to be delivered in your classroom.   We will provide an outline to you with the stories that will be delievered in the classroom.

What Happens on the Day of the Workshop:

Storyteller - Cultural Ambassador - will arrive and wait in the admin office 15 minutes prior to the start time.  Teacher or student is to collect us and bring us to the classroom.

Date of Tour:    we can best accomodate your class when booked in advance

Time:    With this extended 90 minutes workshops, our programs are designed to do a Workshop A in the morning before lunch and or a Workshop B in the afternoon after lunch.  We can do multiple classes but will travel to your school to do one workshop.  

The on-line booking system will provide a time.  These times can be accomodated to meet your session block schedule.  

Rate:  This is a student rate $16 per student based on 20+ participants

Materials:   photos, books, maps, drums, classpers, cedar, regalia and cultural artifacts are brought to class.

Coast Salish Indigenous Songs: interactive; students are included

  • Intro Song: is selected by the story steller to meet and greet the class

Stories to Select from:

  • The Life History of our People.  The Story Teller will share their families oral history to convey history through persoal account.
  • How Human (Skalamixw came to live by himself). 
  • Creation Story – shishalh people – The Gift of Life teaches children about Coast Salish concepts of land, family, in-generational cooperation, community cohension, education and interconnectedness.
  • How Raven Stole the Light– Liwat/Sechelt/Squamish people teaches students the values of 
  • The Cree and the Blackfoot Peace Treaty.
  • Potlatch Creek - Howe Sound- The South and the North form Peace
  • The Small Pox Epidemic – The Kwakwaka’wakw aide the Haida in their time of need
  • Kalkalath - Wildwoman of the Mountains. 
  • Any stories being already incorporated into your class can be included. 

Class Inquiry and discussion is added after each story is shared.  The teacher can elect to present critial question- inquiry.  

Classroom management is the role of the teacher.  The Talaysay Cultural Ambassador is trained to promote and sustain active listening but will not discipline and or address behavior matters in your class.

Your workshop includes indigenous tea.  Time at the end of the class will be assigned for for questions, comments and inquiries.   


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