October 23rd, Indigenous Storytelling Part 1
Some readings, art, music, and other resources. These are not required readings. They have been shared with us by our guests, or are things we have looked up after an interview for further information or just because we were curious.
We share these materials with you for interest and pleasure’s sake.
If you missed the class this past Friday, you can listen here:
This is a beautiful short film that introduces us to another story and understanding of this place and the river that runs through it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAa0R3AD_mM&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR07GokdRWnxS8STIQzet-Kb42ORGwofuUjLJiJy6SYV4I7_lXN7AQ1OlsY
This is the paper that Josh Languedoc references in his interview from October 23rd.
Click here to watch a bit of his play Rocko and Nakota!
Josh Languedoc talks about settlers writing plays about Indigenous people and how these plays are problematic. He mentions specifically the play “The Ecstasy of Rita Joe“, Drew Hayden Taylor wrote a great article for The Globe and Mail that explores cultural appropriation in Canadian theatre. Read it here: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/it-may-be-appropriation-to-you-but-its-our-preservation/article34981797/
Here is one of many reviews of Josh’s play, Rocko and Nakota: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/2018-winnipeg-fringe-festival-reviews-indigenous-talent-1.4750612
Tanya Ball shared a reading list of First Nation, Inuit and Métis authors for us to begin reading: https://hum101onair.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/tanya-balls-reading-list-2.pdf
Here is a link to listen to the masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast: https://bookwomenpodcast.ca/ There you will find many great resources and also be able to listen to past episodes of masinahikan iskwêwak.
Kendra refers to an article in her interview with Tanya, this is the article: https://www.talkdeath.com/michif-storytelling-connecting-us-to-the-dead/
For further discussion and understanding about Indigenous storytelling, here are a couple of great resources shared with us: