Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Indigenous Storytelling 

Each year, with the support of Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples, the Library partners with Indigenous Strategy to host Indigenous Storytelling events. This year we will host an in-person event at each campus and one live zoom event. All event information (including last minute updates) is available on the Indigenous Storytelling Website.

All events are first come, first serve. Please arrive early to secure a spot. If you are unable to attend, recordings of the events will be made available at a later date and for a limited time.

Event Information

Willie Ermine

Willie J. Ermine is an Assistant Professor Emeritus with the First Nations University of Canada. Willie is from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation in the North Central part of Saskatchewan where he now works in the area of traditional health… (more about Willie).

  • Campus: Moose Jaw
  • Location: Macoun Lounge
  • Date: Thursday, February 2
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Capacity: 75

Leah Dorion

Leah Marie Dorion is a Métis writer and artist currently living near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her artwork celebrates the strength and resilience of Indigenous women and families… (more about Leah).

  • Campus: Prince Albert
  • Location: Prince Albert Campus Library
  • Date: Thursday, February 2
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Capacity: 100

Tala Tootoosis

Tala Tootoosis is a Nakota Sioux, Plains Cree and Mohawk woman. She is a spoken word artist, a social worker and motivational speaker… (more about Tala; including a recent article).

  • Campus: Saskatoon – Main 
  • Location: A. Davies Auditorium
  • Date: Tuesday, February 7
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Capacity: 130

Tala Tootoosis

  • Campus: Saskatoon – Ave W 
  • Location: Cultural Centre 
  • Date: Tuesday, February 7
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Capacity: N/A

Willis Janvier

Si Willis Janvier hushyé,  tthı̨́télaztúé hotsı, from La Loche, Saskatchewan, is a member of the Clearwater River Dene Nation on treaty 8 territory. A podcaster, Willis is Passionate about his Dene language and cultural foundation…. (more about Willis).

  • Campus: Regina  
  • Location: Regina Campus Auditorium, Room 336 
  • Date: Wednesday, February 8
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Capacity: 290

Zoey Roy

Artist. Activator. Aunty. Zoey Roy is a rebel with a cause.  Nehithaw-Dené and Michif, Zoey is a citizen of Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in Northern Saskatchewan and is based in Kingston ON. A humorous presenter and a luminous storyteller, Zoey offers practical wisdom for living well amongst the violence of settler colonialism… (more about Zoey).

  • Location: Live Virtual Event (register here).
  • Date: Thursday, February 9
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Capacity: 500