Storyteller Hope to give public presentation Thursday

The Downtown Public Library will host local writer and storyteller Ishmael Angaluuk Hope on Thursday, April 25 for a public presentation, “Haa Léelk’w Hás Xh’agaxhtutée: We Will Imitate Our Grandparents.” Hope will talk about his apprenticeship in becoming an indigenous storyteller, through learning his heritage languages, spending time with Elders and learning to sense the spirit of their worldviews.

His presentation is suitable for all ages.

Hope’s talk, which begins at 6:30 p.m. is part of a project called Culture Days that seeks to bring the region’s rich history, cultures and traditions to life through creative literature and conversation. The project also seeks to foster enrichment and understanding through meetings, forums, and discussions that promote communication and civic dialogue and through programs that feature the arts as a way of exchange and learning.

This library initiative is cooperatively supported by the Chilkoot Indian Tribal Government, Haines Borough Public Library, Friends of the Juneau Public Library, and a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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