Aboriginal storytelling at the North Battleford Library

By Greg Higgins
February 8, 2016 - 11:51am

Kids and adults gathered in the lecture hall at the North Battleford Library Saturday, Feb. 6 to listen to Judy Bear tell stories about her past. Bear spoke as part of the Aboriginal Story Telling event.

“Story telling was a way of teaching. Elders shared their experiences with kids and told stories to teach them right from wrong,” Bear said.

Bear is from Sweetgrass First Nation and speaks fluent Cree. She spoke of her childhood schooling.

“I didn’t go to a residential school until I was 10. My grandfather used to wake me and my sister up in the morning and take us out to learn. He taught us how to fish, to pick roots for medicine and how to tell if it was going to snow or rain by just smelling the air."

Bear also brought out a hand made drum and taught everyone who wanted to participate how to do a traditional round dance. 

 

 

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