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CBC joins forces with the Prince Rupert Library in support of Indigenous storytelling

Share your stories and enjoy special events at the library throughout June.

Share your stories and enjoy special events at the library throughout June

A cornerstone of communities across the province, public libraries support education and literacy and act as a gathering place where people can come together to learn, focus and get inspired. 

CBC Associate Producer and Ts’msyen Reporter Rudy Kelly. (CBC)

Public libraries also strengthen communities through meaningful partnerships and storytelling. And the Prince Rupert Library and CBC want to hear your story. 

Throughout the month of June, CBC will be at the Prince Rupert Library to support Indigenous storytelling in the community. 

Starting June 3, CBC Associate Producer and Ts'msyen Reporter Rudy Kelly, from Prince Rupert, will be in the library to meet with Indigenous community members and to hear your stories on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays all month long. The stories shared will be considered for use in CBC news, CBC podcasts and more. If you can't make it to the library but have a story you would like to share, you can easily submit your story online via the form below. 

Also, to welcome the community to the space, be sure to check out these special events happening at the library this month: 

June 4, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Marlena Joseph/Guux Miilugum Xsgaak is a Nisga'a/Ts'msyen cultural dancer who has led the Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Dance Group for more than 20 years. She joins CBC's Rudy Kelly, who is also an actor and playwright, for an afternoon of live performance. 

June 18, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Popular Ts'msyen folk artist, Saltwater Hank, musically relays the stories of history and culture from the Ts'msyen Nation and his Gitga'at community. He joins CBC's Rudy Kelly for a special performance. 

June 25, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Treena Decker/Yahlskaanii, a social worker, storyteller and performer of mixed settler and Haida ancestry, takes the stage with CBC's Rudy Kelly. 

Location: Prince Rupert Library, 101 6th Avenue West, Prince Rupert B.C., V8J 1Y9

Treena Decker/Yahlskaanii, Saltwater Hank and Marlena Joseph/Guux Miilugum Xsgaak will perform at the Prince Rupert Library in June. (CBC)

Want to share your story but aren't able to get to the library? Submit your story via the form below.

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