New app preserves Shuswap legend
A Shuswap First Nations legend is being kept alive thanks to technology and a group of local elders
An epic First Nations legend that dates back thousands of years in the Kamloops area is getting some new life.
The story of "Tlli7sa" connects over a dozen First Nations communities.
It's now being preserved digitally - like a picture book with graphics - thanks to a new mobile app.
It's official launches this weekend at the Secwepemc Cultural Gathering.
Marianne Ignace is behind the project. She's the director of the First Nations Language Centre at Simon Fraser University.
She's been working with the Skeetchestn Indian Band.
Ignace showed Daybreak's Jennifer Chrumka how the new app works.
To hear the interview, click the link: New app preserves Shuswap legend