We welcome back spring this week with a walk in the forest to collect a good "Basket Tree" and follow Frank into his workshop to find out about basketry.
During a live storytelling event in the village of Bear River, Frank tells us about his day with one of his granddaughters. (Special thank you to Fernwood Publishing, ArtsNS, and Sissiboo Coffee Roasters.)
We spend time with archaeologist Roger Lewis in the museum in Halifax talking about our ancestors' long history here in this landscape we call Mi'kma'ki.
During a live storytelling event in the village of Bear River, Brett Hannam tells us how not to make rabbit stew. (Special thank you to Fernwood Publishing, ArtsNS, and Sissiboo Coffee Roasters.)
Frank takes shalan on "a great hunt" through the early winter landscape. They discuss the forest, medicines, and steep tea back home. (And no animals were actually harmed in this recording.)
In this Inter-tales episode, shalan shares a personally-crafted story. Although some details were also inspired by work with the Endangered Blanding's Turtles, this story is about reclaiming language to pass onto the next generation.
With so few fluent Mi'kmaw speakers in rural Kespukwitk, it is a long road to reclaiming our Indigenous language. In this episode host shalan joudry speaks with neighbour Rose Meuse and her daughter Cedar.
In this inter-tale (in between regular episodes) Frank tells us the story of his first encounter with a bear.
Just as the landscape of Kespukwitk prepares for the beginning of winter, hosts Frank and shalan welcomed eight friends over for a sharing circle to talk about hope.