The Act Of Storytelling: Melvin
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.
This digital collection was produced with financial assistance from Canada's Digital Collections Initiative, Industry Canada.