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,…

Vancouver Island Inuit Storyteller Inspired by Kids

The Victoria Times Colonist (Victoria, BC, Canada) , November 12, 2011 Summary: Before books, or even reading, should come the story, says Inuit storyteller and children’s author Michael Kusugak. It should be told in person, with lots of repetition, facial expressions and feedback from listeners, he says. “You can take these stories and write them…

Storytelling to Help Your Career

Storytelling to Help Your Career CNN (Atlanta, GA), June 29, 2011 Summary: “It occurred to me that everybody in business shares one universal problem: To succeed, you have to persuade others to support your vision, dream or cause,” Peter Guber, author of Tell To Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story,…