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Kung Jaadee Storytelling Event
Acclaimed Haida storyteller and author, Kung Jaadee, is joining us for an all-ages evening of Haida and Squamish stories in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Month on Wednesday, June 22 from 6 – 7pm via Zoom.
“We are beyond excited to host this unique and gifted storyteller for what promises to be an enchanting and thoughtful evening,” says Haida Gwaii branches Library Manager, Patrick Siebold. “Kung Jaadee’s ability to make her stories meaningful and accessible to people of every age has helped her become one of our country’s preeminent Indigenous storytellers. Because we’re hosting this event virtually, anyone with Internet access can participate. It’s going to be a great night.”
More information about this program, including how to register, is available here.
Kung Jaadee is also the guest of honour for the opening night of the annual Summer Reading Club on July 5 from 6 – 7pm. She will read from her book, Raven’s Feast, share songs, hold a regalia show and tell and participate in a Q & A. Anyone interested in registering for this event can send an email to email@example.com.
About Kung Jaadee
Over the past 28 years, Kung Jaadee has performed traditional Haida legends, while also sharing vivid personal stories about her clan’s survival of the smallpox epidemic, and the history and culture of her people.
She has performed at hundreds of festivals, schools and celebrations across Canada. She is the author of the popular children’s books, Raven’s Feast and Gifts from Raven (selected as a Local BC Book to Read), as well as curriculum textbooks, Haida Nation: Indigenous Communities in Canada and We are Home.
Her stories have also been published in several anthologies, magazines and online publications. Most recently, Kung Jaadee worked as the Vancouver Public Library’s Indigenous Storyteller in Residence.