Aboriginal Storytelling Week Kicks Off

Monday, February 09, 2004 at 15:44



Today marks the start of Aboriginal Storytelling Week in this province.


An official launch is taking place today at the Regina campus of the First Nations University of Canada.


Events are also taking place this week in La Loche, Pelican Narrows, Prince Albert and La Ronge.


Senator Myles Venne School Librarian Edna Mirasty says this week is all about preserving the oral tradition of the First Nations and Metis communities.


Mirasty says Aboriginal Storytelling Week is held in early February because winter has historically been the optimum time for elders to tell their stories.


Elders from the Lac La Ronge Indian Band will be hosting an afternoon of storytelling on Friday. It will take place at the SMVS gym in La Ronge.