Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Image Credit: Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Indigenous Storytelling


Presented by the Sask Polytech Library

 For Indigenous people, storytelling is both a gift, and a very old custom, sanctioned by the people to teach, entertain, and remember.

Sask Polytech Library, with the support of the Indigenous Students' Centres, will be hosting Indigenous Storytelling events. These events are sponsored by Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples (LSSAP).

All Sask Polytech staff and students are welcome to join us at these events. Please arrive early to secure a spot. If you are unable to attend, recordings of the events will be available at a later date.

Marie-Anne Daywalker Pelletier

Marie-Anne Day Walker-Pelletier holds the title of the longest-serving elected chief in Canadian history. From 1981 to 2020, Daywalker Pelletier served as chief of the Okanese First Nation, located near Fort Qu’Appelle. During her illustrious career… (more about Marie-Anne).

  • Campus: Moose Jaw
  • Location: Macoun Lounge
  • Date: Tuesday, February 13
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Capacity:75

Jason Chamakese

Jason Chamakese is Plains Cree from the Pelican Lake First Nation and is an award-winning traditional flute player who began playing in 1998. In 2007, he started to travel extensively sharing his music throughout Canada, which also included… (more about Jason).

  • Campus: Prince Albert
  • Location: Prince Albert Campus Library
  • Date: Thursday, February 1
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Capacity: 100

Carol Rose GoldenEagle

Carol Rose GoldenEagle was appointed Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate in 2021. She was named a Member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2022 for her years of cross-cultural work within the arts… (more about Carol Rose).

  • Campus: Regina
  • Location:Regina Campus Auditorium, Room 336 
  • Date: Thursday, February 1
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Capacity: 290

Cheyenna Sapp

Cheyenna (Shy) Sapp, Plains Cree from Little Pine First Nation is an accomplished storyteller with a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies and a wîcehtowin Theatre Certificate. As a dedicated advocate for… (more about Cheyenna).

  • Campus: Saskatoon  
  • Location: Saskatoon Campus, Room 104 
  • Date: Thursday, February 1
  • Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Capacity:250

Cheyenna Sapp

  • Campus: Saskatoon – Ave W 
  • Location: Cultural Centre 
  • Date: Thursday, February 1
  • Time: 11 p.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Capacity:N/A

Tristen Durocher

Tristen Durocher knows that even small positive changes can lead to great things – and he has been instrumental in creating those changes. Inspired by the defeat of a suicide prevention bill in the Saskatchewan Legislature, Tristen created the Walking with Our Angels campaign to raise awareness… (more about Tristen).

  • Location: Live Virtual Event (register here).
  • Date: Tuesday, February 6
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Capacity:1000