Bridge to Publishing program to teach Indigenous youth about storytelling, traditional knowledge

A new, free program offered by Asitu’lisk Cultural Centre will provide Indigenous youth with the skills they need to learn how to use traditional knowledge and stories for publishing and storytelling. The Bridge to Publishing: Reclaiming the Indigenous Narrative of Atlantic Canada pilot project will provide a series of workshops that will teach youth oral traditions and how they can be used in publishing and storytelling. “The opportunity for the youth to engage their elders in the communities as writers or publishers is fast becoming an urgency,” said Marshall. “We’re losing so many people and the knowledge that goes with that is a tragedy.” Marshall said that youth have been requesting a program that brings together communication and knowledge using reading, multimedia, and transliteracy.