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Sqelixʷ ‘Salish’ Storytelling w/ Cameron and Aspen Decker
Sponsored by Humanities Montana: Conversation Series
Sqelixʷ ‘Salish’ Storytelling incorporates Salish Language, Plains Indian Sign Language, and storytelling to discuss Salish cultural, identity and values. This presentation teaches Indigenous understandings about native storytelling, and connection with the land. Aspen and Cameron Decker focus on teaching about Salish place names/Montana geography, art, and the Salish seasonal round. Coyote stories are told throughout the winter months. In the warmer months, the presentation focuses on Salish anthology.
During the course of Sqelixʷ ‘Salish’ Storytelling , Aspen and Cameron Decker speak about storytelling, the life lessons that they teach, and Indigenous geographical knowledge of Montana and Salish aboriginal territory. This presentation also introduces the culture behind oral traditions and Salish seasonal protocol. Together both speakers incorporate and speak Salish Language and Plains Sign Language associated with the stories with students, during their program.