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Haida and Squamish Stories and Songs

Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy) is a professional storyteller, educator and published author belonging to the X̱aayda (Haida),  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations. In her lively storytelling performances, she shares her telling of a few famous Haida legends about Raven (Yaahl), the creator of the world, including Raven’s Feast, which has also been published into a popular kids’ book found in libraries across Canada. She will also share some famous Squamish legends about the sights viewable from Vancouver’s Stanley Park, including Siwash Rock and The Two Sisters (The Lions mountains). Accompanied by her drum, she’ll sing some Haida songs and teach some basic words in Xaad Kil, Haida language. People of all ages will be captivated by these interesting legends that have universal lessons.

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