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Storytelling with Raven

Awaken to the storyteller within and
share your story with the world.

 

Since the beginning of time Aboriginal cultures from around the world have shared their stories as a way of providing a valid means of transmitting history, provoking thought and ultimately invoking and inspiring the Human Spirit. Now more than any other time on this planet storytelling is at the forefront of gifting a new generation with a sense of identity, confidence and compassion. Storytelling allows us to celebrate our culture, validate our life experiences and create unique personal bonds with our children.

 

 

The POWER OF STORYTELLING

In a world increasingly hijacked by impersonal electronic media our children spend more and more time in front of televisions, computers, and video games. Lost is the sheer pleasure of dedicating quiet time alone or with family members to indulge the world of stories.

Storytelling Workshops

 

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Student Workshops – This interactive and entertaining program encourages imagination, creativity and expression. Traditional storytelling practices rooted in the Medicine Wheel are modeled for students who in turn take part in group and individual storytelling exercises. Students come away learning the importance of “Giving the Gift of Story” where experience, humour, compassion and friendship are cherished and shared.  (More details about this program are available on the School Visitation Brochure located on the sidebar of this page). 

 

Adult Workshops – This discovery workshop facilitated by Raven provides instruction on traditional storytelling methods that are designed to infuse creativity, support communication, reveal hidden talent and strengthen storytelling skills. Sure to tickle the funny bone this training session is guaranteed to ignite a new sense of inspiration, creative strategies for the classroom and hands-on resources that ultimately build bridges between cultures while fostering respect, appreciation and understanding. (More details about this program are available on the Teacher Programs Brochure located on the sidebar of this page).

 

 

The Story of Sammy the Skrunk

Squirrel + Skunk = Skrunk 

Sammy’s first day at a new school presents unexpected challenges; not everyone wants to be friends with someone who looks different. Things change when Sammy meets Marcel the Métis and learns that being of mixed ancestry is something to be cherished and celebrated. The Story of Sammy the Skrunk is an endearing tale that celebrates diversity and gives special attention to the Aboriginal peoples of Canada. It is sure to resonate with any child who has experienced the pain of not fitting in and teaches us to take pride in who we are regardless of our differences. Sammy’s adventure reveals that the differences we often perceive as our flaws are actually our unique strengths. This is a book to share with all children, to help them recognize that each one of us is unique, valuable and worthy of celebration.  

 

SAMMY TEACHERS SUPPORTTeacher Support Kit

A teacher support kit is included with each book or program purchase and has been created to provide educators with tools in which to expand on the valuable messages within the story.  A collection of traditional Aboriginal practices, lesson plans and activities are included in each kit providing students with an interactive and meaningful experience while enhancing their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

 

Storytelling by Raven

Author visitation programs are designed to engaging, inspire and educate students Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal into the world of story where endless possibilities and success await them. Storytelling programs are interactive (including music and dance) To secure a storytelling program with Raven click on the Contact Page.

 

Click here for:

School Visitation Brochure

 

Teacher Programs Brochure

 

Teacher Resources

 

 

Purchase Books

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RALSP

Ravenspeaks Aboriginal Literacy Sponsorship Program

 

 

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” 

Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
“Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people’s souls.”
Melody Beattie  (Journey to the Heart)
“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.”
Groucho Marx