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SWG is Celebrating February as Aboriginal Storytelling Month
Join us to hear Traditional and Contemporary Stories as shared by Rodger Ross and Dr. Shauneen Pete.
Thursday, Feb. 23 6:30 - 9:30 pm
SWG office, Located at Suite 100, 1150 - 8th Avenue
Bannock, Dainties and Tea will be served.
Dr. Shauneen Pete is from Little Pine First Nation. She started telling stories as part of an undergraduate education assignment. This initiation gave her the confidence to share the stories in schools, and at Wanuskewin Heritage Park and throughout the province. She tells both traditional and contemporary stories. "The stories allow for the intergenerational transmission of knowledge which is our traditional teaching method..." they tell the story of identity development, families, and isms of all kinds.
Rodger is a Métis/Nehiyaw (Cree) born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is a member of the George Gordon Cree First Nation of Saskatchewan. Rodger is an independent film and video producer with more than 29 years experience in the industry. He is the Owner/ Operator of CREERUNNER Communications Ltd., Mr. Ross’ background in film and video production has afforded him the opportunity to visit many First Nation communities across western Canada. During these travels he began to search out the knowledge of Elders in those communities. Being raised by a Métis Mother and not knowing his Cree Father’s extended family, left a void that Rodger was able to fill after researching his family history and sharing his story with Treaty Four Elders. His training included using Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge and applying it to contemporary or mainstream structures.