The land to the north is a magical place with vast territories and varied cultures. We are privileged to welcome Michael Kusugak, an Inuit storyteller, to our program on Monday, March 14 at 6:15 p.m. Coming to us via Zoom from Manitoba, Canada, Michael will share an evening of stories from his culture. This program is deigned for all ages. Parents are encouraged to share the program with their children.
As a youngster, Michael learned to fish, travel by dogsled and build igloos. But the most important thing he learned were the stories of his people. Michael writes books for children, telling the stories he heard when he was growing up. Inuit stories serve many purposes including entertainment, instruction, reinforcing our connection to nature and the passing down of Inuit culture from one generation to the next.
Michael is a gifted and mesmerizing storyteller and award-winning author of children’s books. In Inuit culture, storytellers learn their craft by listening to stories told to them as children. These stories are ancient and compelling, told over and over again, changing slightly with each teller’s telling. Michael was introduced to the stories by his grandmother while he was traveling by dog team living in igloos and sod huts at the Arctic Circle. Michael’s storytelling will transport you to another world—a world that is rapidly changing