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Squamish Stories with Kung Jaadee | Ages 5+ [VIRTUAL]
Thursday, December 2 at 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Kung Jaadee will share her telling of Squamish legends popularized by Indigenous activist and poet E. Pauline Johnson’s book, Legends of Vancouver. The legends she’ll share may include Siwash Rock, Two Sisters (The Lions mountains), and how the Squamish People Came To Be. Includes a Q&A.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kung Jaadee is a professional storyteller, educator, and published author belonging to the X̱aayda (Haida), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations. Her Haida name, Kung Jaadee, means ‘Moon Woman’ and was presented to her at her great uncle’s memorial feast by her cousin Crystal Robinson.
Over the past 28 years, Kung Jaadee has performed traditional Haida legends, while also sharing vivid personal stories about her clan’s survival of the smallpox epidemic, and the history and culture of her people. She has performed at hundreds of festivals, schools, and Aboriginal celebrations across Canada. She is the author of the popular children’s books, Raven’s Feast and Gifts from Raven (selected as a Local BC Book to Read), as well as curriculum textbooks, Haida Nation: Indigenous Communities in Canada and We Are Home. Her stories have also been published in several anthologies, magazines, and online publications. Most recently, Kung Jaadee worked as the Vancouver Public Library’s Indigenous Storyteller in Residence.
Click HERE to watch live on YouTube Thursday, December 2nd at 10:30 a.m. No registration required.
This program is generously sponsored and brought to you by the Youth Services Committee of Public Library InterLINK. InterLINK facilitates open access to 18 member libraries and supports public libraries through resource sharing and collaborative programs. For more information about InterLINK, visit their website.