Tom McCallum

Dialogue Songs 2: Tom & Cecile speaking (Many kinds of instruments)

Tom, Cecile and Don remember the many kinds of unconventional instruments to make music they’d heard in their youth (jews harp, spoons, bones, and washboard).

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Tom Humour 3

Tom describes the importance of being a role model for the younger generations.

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Tom Humour 2

Tom tells the story of a man using humour to play with White people.

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Tom Value 5

Tom tells a story about a humorous storyteller.

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Tom Value 3

Tom describes the important role Elders play in teaching Michif to Métis youth.

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Tom Value 1

Tom describes the importance of Michif stories in providing Métis youth with a sense of identity.

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Tom Supporting 2

Tom tells a story about a man conversing with a robin.

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Tom Value 4

Tom describes the importance of traditional teachings to prepare Métis youth for future challenges.

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Tom Introducing Elders

Tom McCallum introduces himself as originally from Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, his parents, and that he spoke only Cree until at school he learned English from nuns and priests. He describes the changes that came to the […]

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Tom Song 2 (Singing while swinging babies)

Tom tells a story about his sister using unique Métis singing through the teeth to soothe babies.

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