February marks Saskatchewan Aboriginal Storytelling Month, and the Reid-Thompson Public Library will be hosting an event in light of the month.
“Lyndon Linklater is going to come and do some talking about cultural awareness and positive race relations,” says head librarian Kate Lucyshyn. “He is coming out from Saskatoon and February has been recognized in Saskatchewan as Aboriginal Storytelling month, and there is nothing better to do in the wintertime than sit around and tell stories isn’t there?”
Lyndon J Linklater is a citizen of the Thunderchild First Nation in Treaty 6, who also has roots in Couchiching First Nation in Treaty 3, and is a traditional knowledge keeper and storyteller who utilizes First Nation teachings and humour to deliver a message.
The event takes place at the Reid-Thompson Public Library on February 8 at 6:30 pm.
“The more you learn about a culture, the easier it is to understand their point of view, their thinking, and I think it’s just important,” says Lucyshyn.