Dakota Have Stories to Tell, Culture to Share

The Free Press (Mankato, MN), January 8, 2012   Summary: The Blue Earth County Historical Society is presenting 12 monthly events aimed at helping southern Minnesota learn about Dakota culture. “Am I doing OK?” asked Joe Whitehawk, a Dakota, speaking to an almost exclusively white audience at the first event. Dave Larsen, a Dakota, said …

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Dakota Have Stories to Tell, Culture to Share

The Free Press (Mankato, MN) , January 8, 2012 Summary: The Blue Earth County Historical Society is presenting 12 monthly events aimed at helping southern Minnesota learn about Dakota culture. “Am I doing OK?” asked Joe Whitehawk, a Dakota, speaking to an almost exclusively white audience at the first event. Dave Larsen, a Dakota, said …

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Dakota Have Stories to Tell, Culture to Share

The Free Press (Mankato, MN), January 8, 2012 Summary: The Blue Earth County Historical Society is presenting 12 monthly events aimed at helping southern Minnesota learn about Dakota culture. “Am I doing OK?” asked Joe Whitehawk, a Dakota, speaking to an almost exclusively white audience at the first event. Dave Larsen, a Dakota, said he, …

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New Ways To See Ourselves As Storytellers?

by Doug Lipman Can you remember when you first made the connection between yourself and the word “storyteller”? Maybe you had been telling stories already – but hadn’t known there was such a profession? Maybe you saw a performer who called herself a storyteller? In any case, it was a magical moment. By considering that …

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Raising Voices: Working with Youth Storytellers

by Judy Sima There is no greater joy than seeing a child’s face shine in the light of your words as you tell a story. There is no greater satisfaction than watching your passion for storytelling grow in the lives of young people as they experience magic for themselves and share it with others.  In …

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The Enchanted Song of the Magical Bird

Told by Ina Buckner-Barnette Listen to story I fell in love with this story because it reminds us to be teachable and to value the child inside.  Both ideas play a big part of my core belief system. About Ina Ina Buckner-Barnette, The Sunshine Storyteller weaves international tales, movement and song to create her interactive …

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Marketing – It’s Not a Myth!

by Karen Chace Storytellers share wonderful tales and offer amazingly creative shows, but do they have great marketing behind them? We lament the lack of attendance at venues, yet many times I receive an e-mail publicizing an event that is taking place the very next day. Often that e-mail was the only marketing tool used …

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Be Thoughtful and Real: The Keys to a Successful Interview

By Syd Lieberman A good interview begins with making your interviewee comfortable. Let him pick the place where the interview will take place and where he wants to sit.  Some people feel nervous about being interviewed.  If so, have your interviewee do an activity, such as cooking.  Not looking at you helps relieve some people’s …

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