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Aboriginal Storytelling Month at Saskatoon Public Library

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Every year, the Saskatoon Public Library joins other communities across Saskatchewan in celebrating Aboriginal Storytelling Month throughout February. The Office of the Treaty Commissioner wanted to learn more, so we asked a few questions.

Why does the library participate?
As one of the founding members of Reconciliation Saskatoon, the Saskatoon Public Library believes strongly in the importance of enhancing diversity and inclusion in our community. While we endeavour to provide valuable Indigenous-focussed programs and materials year-round, Aboriginal Storytelling Month presents an opportunity to really showcase, celebrate and promote Indigenous stories and talent.   

Why is that important?
Shining a spotlight on Indigenous stories and worldviews helps advance reconciliation efforts and enhances our community’s collective appreciation for and understanding of Indigenous cultures.

What are some of the highlights?
This year the Saskatoon Public Library will be hosting programs led by many talented artists and performers. Carol Rose GoldenEagle will be sharing stories through storytelling, singing and drumming. Chad Soloman is returning to present his Rabbit & Bear Paws puppet show. Randy Morin will be telling stories of humour, the supernatural and creation from a Cree perspective. Local theatre artist Curtis Peeteetuce will be leading a session looking at how storytelling connects people. U of S history professor Benjamin Hoy will be presenting on how board games have helped shape social ideas around morality and racial stereotypes. And we are also hosting a series featuring local Indigenous business owners who will be sharing their personal stories of struggle and success.

To see everything on offer for Aboriginal Storytelling Month at the Saskatoon Public Library programing visit

The library added that they are so grateful for the many storytellers who have agreed to share their gifts and wisdom with our community, as well as Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples Inc (LSSAP), who have helped support these programs.

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