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The Act Of Storytelling: Melvin

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A lot of times growing up in the majority of non-native schools, we didn’t have a lot of native role-models and through storytelling, that allowed us to remember that these stories came from our people and when we see our people telling these stories, when they see that there is history in our culture, a lot of times that, even just hearing the stories through the native people allows us to understand that our history is important and for me as a storyteller when I tell these stories.

It's not only the stories that pass the message, it's also who tells the stories, who carries those traditions and that’s basically one of the reasons why I enjoy telling the stories, because there is a Native audience.


Melvin and Rosa's Stories

The following stories are by Melvin and Rosa John.
1 Storytelling Is Sacred: Rosa
Rosa gives her thoughts on the sacred art of stoytelling.
2 Storytelling Is Sacred: Melvin
Melvin gives his thoughts on the sacred art of storytelling.

The Act Of Storytelling: Rosa
Rosa explains what she aims to accomplish when she tells a story.


The Act Of Storytelling: Melvin
Melvin explains what he aims to accomplish when he tells a story.


The Importance Of Storytelling
Melvin talks about why storytelling is important to him.


Pride In Storytelling
Rosa talks about how pride is important when telling stories.


Humor In Storytelling
Melvin explains why humor is so important in storytelling.

8 Healing Through Storytelling
Melvin talks about how healing occurs through storytelling.


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