Friday, March 15, 2013 | Categories: Episodes |
Mary Rose Julian with Legends producer Dick Miller
The rich oral tradition of the Mi'kmaq is highlighted in four fascinating stories - stories of power and magic that provide insight into the culture of this First Nation from Canada's east coast. CBC Radio's Legends Project compiles traditional oral stories, legends and histories of Canada's Inuit and First Nations, gathered in communities across the country. To find out more, visit the Legends Project website.
The four bilingual legends included here are dramatizations selected from the many traditional Mi'kmaq stories that would have been shared during family gatherings and activities. They were recorded entirely in the Cape Breton community of Eskasoni during June 2006, but all are based on traditional Mi'kmaq cultural beliefs that have evolved over thousands of years.
All songs, chants, drums, flute and rattle by Joel Denny, Kathy Denny and Beverly Jeddore.
Photograph: Alley Herney & Desiree Sylliboy