Discussion on aboriginal storytelling streamed live Tuesday

CBC Ottawa livestreamed a discussion with Canadian author and Canada Reads contender Joseph Boyden on Tuesday night.

Authors Waubgeshig Rice, Joseph Boyden and former broadcaster Wab Kinew took part in 7 p.m. ET conversation

From left, author and journalist Waubgeshig Rice, author Joseph Boyden, and author and broadcaster Wab Kinew will be taking part in a discussion and debate about aboriginal storytelling on Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Ottawa. The event is sold out, but will be streamed live online by CBC. (CBC)

CBC livestreamed a discussion with Canadian author and Canada Reads contender Joseph Boyden, author Waubgeshig Rice and Boyden defender Wab Kinew on Tuesday night.

Aboriginal Canada Reads: A celebration of indigenous storytelling through literature, started at 7 p.m. ET.

What happens when you take an oral tradition and use literature, blogs, tweets or video to tell the story instead? Three Canadian storytellers will share their points of view. 

The conversation at Ottawa's Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is sold out, but Canadians across the country were able to watch live and participate online.

Boyden is author of The Orenda, Through Black Spruce and Three Day Road.

Rice is a videojournalist at CBC Ottawa, and is also the author of Midnight Sweatlodge, a collection of short stories. His debut novel, Legacy, will be published in June.

Kinew is a musician and educator, as well as a former CBC broadcaster. He's defending The Orenda for Canada Reads 2014.

The discussion will be moderated by Alan Neal, host of CBC's All in a Day, heard weekdays in Ottawa from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on CBC Radio One, 91.5 FM.