Tell Me That Story Again

The Indigenous Tradition of Oral Storytelling

Grade 5-8
Classes held off-site and at YPT
For booking inquiries, call 416.363.5131 x242

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Class Description:

Artist Educators Lindy Kinoshameg, from Wikwemikoong Unceded First Nation, and Leslie McCue, from Curve Lake First Nation, facilitate a new storytelling class that encompasses respect, leadership and teamwork. Indigenous storytelling is deeply rooted in our connection with Mother Earth, the water, the plants and animals. Students will be invited to explore that connection through the telling of their own stories.

Students will delve into:
– Oral Storytelling histories and techniques
– Awareness of Indigenous culture, including an introduction to Indigenous dance
– Investigating ways to make stories personal and powerful

These storytelling and drama skills will be developed through:
– Respect, Leadership, and Teamwork
– Sharing the space equally amongst participants
– Confidence building
– Creating an atmosphere of support and accountability

 

Lindy Kinoshameg
A proud Odawa from the Pike clan, Lindy was raised in Wiikwemkoong Unceeded First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Lindy has spent the last 10 years in Toronto, focusing his energy on Indigenous cultural awareness and breaking stereotypes through the arts. Always striving to practice new art-forms, this has led to a multitude of experiences: Visual arts projects, Healthy Living Program Coordinator, and Indigenous Radio Program Host, working his way up to Production Tour Manager and Event Coordinator, Indigenous Dance and cultural workshop facilitation. Lindy is now involved with Young People’s Theatre as Community Engagement Facilitator, in part to his strong belief and push towards incorporating Indigenous values and teachings into his practice, and sharing his knowledge with others.

Leslie McCue
Leslie is a proud member of Mississaugas of Curve Lake First Nation. An arts administrator, artist, performer and educator who over the years has fought for Indigenous rights by breaking stereotypes and raising cultural awareness, her work is driven by her past, her passion to educate and the motivation to empower others. Leslie is currently the General Manager for Paprika Festival, the Administrator for Chocolate Woman Collective, and the Coordinator for the Royal Ontario Museum Youth Cabinet. Leslie currently sits on the Indigenous Advisory Circle at the Royal Ontario Museum and freelances for various organizations in arts administration, facilitation, project coordination and curation. www.lesliemccue.com

Additional Information

Questions? Contact Drama School Assistant at dsassistant(at)youngpeoplestheatre.org or 416.363.5131 x235.

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