Winter is the traditional time for storytelling in aboriginal cultures, and throughout the month of February, people will have a chance to take in First Nations and Métis stories as told by First Nations and Metis people.

Storytelling events will take place in schools, libraries, and community organziations across the province this month, particularly in 30 northern communities, promoting the rich oral history and cultural traditions of First Nations and Métis people.

The launch event for the month takes place at the Moose Jaw Public Library Thursday February 2 at 7 pm.  Erroll Kinistino and Lorena Cote are scheduled to perform at the event.

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month is in its 14th year and has grown significantly from its inception in 2004 when 2,800 people participated in events.  Last year’s celebrations attracted more than 18,200 participants to nearly 400 storytelling sessions.

For more information on Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month and a listing of storytelling events, visit the website of Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples.

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