CBC Aboriginal
CBC Aboriginal
Legends Project

Legends Project: Legends of the Shuswap

January 21, 2009 | 10:11 PM

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Stories from the Secwepemc of Salmon Arm, B.C. aired nationally on CBC Radio Ideas in March, 2006. Bilingual CDs are available for purchase at the CBC Shop online or through the Switzmalph Cultural Society.

This collection of traditional oral legends was recorded, dramatized and produced in the north Okanagan, using bilingual performers, original music, unique vocalizations and natural sounds from rural Salmon Arm and adjacent communities. These ancient stories are as meaningful today in these adapted versions as they were when they were first told thousands of years ago.

LISTEN to Legends of the Shuswap (runs 54:25)