Kwakwaka'wakw Storytelling: Reintroducing Ancient LegendsPublic
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The erasure of Kwakwaka'wakw First Nations' rich culture and history has transpired for hundreds of years. This destruction of heritage has caused severe damage to traditional oral storytelling and the history and knowledge interwoven with this ancient practice. Under the guidance of Northwest Coast artist and author David Neel, we worked towards reintroducing this storytelling tradition to contemporary audiences through modern media and digital technologies. After interviewing native elders, anthropologists, and video editors, our team created a YouTube channel and five videos. We hope this will act as the starting point for a more expansive collection of these ancient legends in the future.
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