Arts & culture

Algonquin Anishnabe Stories with Emilio Wawatie

Part of the Winter Storytelling Series hosted by the First Peoples Studies program

DATE & TIME
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
SPEAKER(S)

Emilio Wawatie, Storyteller, Barrier Lake & Kitigan Zibi Algonquin-Anishnabe

COST

This event is free

ORGANIZATION

First Peoples Studies, SCPA, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling

WHERE

Online

emilio-wawatie-winter-storytelling-series-2022 Emilio Wawatie, Storyteller, Barrier Lake & Kitigan Zibi Algonquin-Anishnabe.

Emilio Wawatie, Storyteller, Barrier Lake & Kitigan Zibi Algonquin-Anishnabe, presents Algonquin Anishnabe Stories as part of the Winter Storytelling Series hosted by the First Peoples Studies program in the School of Community and Public Affairs.

The Winter Storytelling Series features Indigenous Storytellers sharing knowledge foundational to understanding our roles and responsibilities as Human Beings.

Historically, winter was the season when certain stories could be told. Basil Johnson described the Manitous “as realities [from] other than the physical ones… to the unseen realities… that are beyond human understanding but are still clearly real” (2001, xxi-xxii).

These powerful and unseen Beings care for the planet and inform all Human Beings about our responsibilities to the physical and unseen world. It is because the earth sleeps under a blanket of protective snow that we can tell these stories about the natural world. Storytellers seek to offer an opportunity for people to connect with a First Peoples’ perspective of the world by listening to their winter stories to reconstitute balance and harmony in these uncertain times.

This is a safe space to experience the power of the Indigenous Oral Tradition under the authority of these Indigenous Storytellers. All are welcome.

To attend: Join the Zoom meeting on Tuesday, February 8 at noon Eastern.


This event is part of:

Winter Storytelling Series featuring Indigenous Storytellers

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