What stories guide you, guide us to be our best selves, to be our best communities?
We'll be posting links to websites, stories and videos that are great examples of cultural stories from around the world. All of us can gain much enjoyment, learning and insight from the wisdom stories represent. Also, remember that many of the stories told in our traditional cultures were multi-generational stories, told often by Elders, but to most all ages.
"Anansi and the Pot of Wisdom"
West African Fable produced by J.I.G. Video Productions in Milton ON Canada
Anansi is an important character of folktales in the oral tradition from West Africa. A trickster, Anansi finds himself in many stories, many predicaments and many tales that entertain, teach and enlighten. The tradition of African storytelling is deep, long and rich, whether at home on the continent of Africa or in the many, many places African people find themselves in the diaspora.
"Chief Oren Lyons Gives Keynote Address at the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions"
Parliament of the World's Religions
Chief Oren Lyons, Jr., Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy utilizes his warm and knowing wisdom and grounding voice to weave understanding in his keynote address by his skillful use of the metaphors in the story of The Wizard of Oz, telling truth about culture, humanity and the gifts of the Ancestors.
"The Water Song - Chenoa Egawa & Alex Turtle"
Swan Clan Productions
Director: Matthew Gamlen
Producer: Eric Watson
Production Assistant: Ramona Bradley
Additional Footage: Kent Wagner
Flute Music: Tyler Penor
Miigwetch. Obrigada. Jerejef. Merci. Barka. Danke.
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