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Speaker Series on Aboriginal Issues 2017 — Reclaiming Story with the Help of Digital Media

Ignace, Marianne; Ignace, Ron;
Open Access English
  • Published: 21 Mar 2017
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
This presentation discusses the path of re-claiming stories that were recorded from Secwepemc knowledge keepers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Unfortunately, these stories survive in English renditions only. Through collaborative story-writing with elders in her home community, Skeetchestn and other Secwepemc communities, Marianne Ignace and Chief Ron Ignace re-translated and re-claimed them in the Secwepemc language by re-thinking their meaning, style and message, and the places and environments they connect to. The group then turned them into digital media, accompanied by vibrant illustrations which also involved collaboration between a young artist and el...
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