Reconciling truth through story reclamation

Simon Fraser University (SFU) linguistics and First Nations studies professor Marianne Ignace, her husband Chief Ronald Ignace, PhD and elders from their community – Skeetchestn in the Secwepemc Nation – took on a project to reclaim and teach their ancient stories in the Secwepemctsin language. One of the many First Nations ‘stsptekwll’ or oral traditions…

Ripple Effect: socially transformative storytelling

The Access to Media Education Society (AMES) was created 20 years ago with the goal of providing access to media training and technology for people grossly misrepresented or invisible in mainstream media. On Sept. 22, they celebrate two decades of learning and change at the AMES 20th Anniversary AGM.  AMES runs a multitude of programs…