The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling (SAS) project is a province-wide event that celebrates the lives, histories, practices and cultures of Saskatchewan’s Aboriginal peoples through storytelling. Since its launch in 2004, the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling project has grown from 21 events with an attendance of under 3,000 to 394 events with an attendance of over 18,000 in 2016.
A representative of the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples (LSSAP) committee will present: how this unique initiative came to be; the work of the SAS coordinator; information on funding and evaluation; examples of SAS programming for all ages; and what it is like planning SAS events as a librarian. LSSAP hopes spreading word about the project will inspire information professionals across Canada to create similar programming and partnerships.
– How the SAS project came to be and how it functions
– How the SAS project fits into reconciliation
– Tips for building relationships with performers, Elders and storytellers
– Advice for hosting Aboriginal programming in libraries