Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Storytelling in Native tradition

I am glad to start this year recommending you a wonderful video from the Boston Children’s Museum.
In the clip you can listen Paulla Dove Jennings, member of the Narragansett tribe and a professional storyteller, educator and children’s book author, telling the story of the bear that lost its tail, do not lose it.
However, what I liked so much is what she says about the true value of storytelling of Native tradition.
She says things so true on the stereotypes we often find around about the latter.
This is why it is so important to pay attention to the true deliverers of a culture telling their personal stories. I am talking about living worlds hidden inside their memory and heart.
As many authors say, you have to write about what you know.
So, we should listen to those who know best what are telling.

About the Boston Children's Museum:
Each year, more than 500,000 people visit Boston Children's Museum because it is the place for children and the adults in their lives to experience the fun of learning. With three floors of exciting exhibits and activities, there is something for every child, from the aspiring artists and actors to the budding engineers and scientists. Museum visitors can scamper up the three-story climb, play on the light-up dance floor, and create their own artwork. The Museum also holds special events throughout the year that focus on different cultures, the environment, science, and other topics. As an early museum experience for children, Boston Children's Museum wants to encourage imagination, curiosity, questioning, and realism.

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