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Storytellers to share Ojibwe snow stories at Bemidji library

BEMIDJI — Storytellers Mary Moose and Joe Sutherland will present traditional snow stories at 6 p.m. Monday, March 20 at the Bemidji Public Library.

In Ojibwe culture, storytelling is an important art and tradition. Winter, especially, is storytelling season. Moose and Sutherland will share these special stories in Ojibwe and English. The event will be livestreamed at the Cass Lake Public Library as well.

Moose is a first-language Ojibwe and Cree speaker from Nishnawbe-Aski Nation. She was raised in the bush, where she learned Ojibwe knowledge and values. She and her son Ogimaawap (Sutherland), a storyteller and artist in his own right, dedicate their lives to passing on Ojibwe knowledge and values, organizers stated.

This program is made possible through the Minnesota Legacy Amendment which supports the arts, culture, and heritage of Minnesota.