Storytelling

Elders describe storytelling for education, as a form of social activity, and share stories from their past with insights and fun along the way.

Wesaketewenowuk: Roots Growing Up

Wesaketewenowuk: Roots Growing Up (after a fire) is a beautiful educational short film about Métis resilience and stories to encourage revitalization of the endangered Michif language through development of a new Michif-language song. Andrea Menard’s […]

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Ella Tells A Story 2

Ella shares a story about assisting her grandson with learning Cree.

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Ella Storytelling 1

Ella describes the importance of Wesakechak stories in teaching youth the Michif language.

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Julia Storytelling 3

Julia describes her experience with storytelling growing up.

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Diane Storytelling 2

Diane discusses the importance of hearing Michif stories from elders, regardless of where you live.

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Diane Storytelling 1

Diane explains how she learned to tell stories from her grandparents.

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Francis Dumais Storytelling 3

Francis explains the importance of speaking Cree in telling good stories.

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Francis Dumais Storytelling 2

Francis tells a story about a blessed, healing spring.

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Francis Dumais Storytelling 1

Francis describes the loss of respect for Elders and the current need to regain it.

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Esther Storytelling 1

Esther speaks about her observant father which made him a great storyteller and enabled his to keep his language.

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