Schools celebrate Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month with speakers, events

The Government of Saskatchewan has officially marked February 2023 as Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month. The Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples, Inc has been hosting the project for 20 years, and it will continue to be recognized by schools hosting events and inviting speakers to share Indigenous culture with students. Connected North educator Jasmyn Albert shared that learning stories told to her by her grandmother influenced her decision to become a teacher: “I was taught that as long as we share our stories, they stay alive. When I am in front of Indigenous students, I can feel the connection they are making. It lights up the spirit.” First Nations and Métis Education Consultant Sharon Meyer, who is from the Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation, visited with students in Tisdale, Naicam, and Melfort, and shared her stories and curriculum through a website called Kôhkum’s Gathering. In Prince Albert, artist and writer Leah Dorion and Elder Curtis Breaton kicked off the month by speaking at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s library and reading Métis Christmas Mittens.

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