TAC International Film and Video Festival




Native American Storytelling
3-4:30 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2008
Bascom-Tykeson Room
Eugene Public Library
10th and Olive
Eugene, Oregon


A special TAC Festival event featuring Native American storyteller Esther Stutzman





Program summary:

Join Esther Stutzman, a Native American storyteller from Yoncalla, Oregon, and teacher and Chair of the Komemma Cultural Protection Association. The program will begin with 15 minutes of Native drumming and conclude in the same fashion. Esther will tell stories from her Kalapuya and Coos ancestors, including Coyote stories, Origin stories, and stories involving audience participation. Her stories will harken back to the time when animals could talk and people could talk to animals.

Esther is a keeper and teacher of her indigenous Oregon cultures, which she shares widely through stories and arts handed down from her ancestors. She has worked with the Oregon Folklife Council at the Oregon Historical Society, the Applegate House Arts and Education program in Yoncalla, as a Board Member of Archaeological Legacy Institute.


Ages: All ages


Location: Tykeson Room, Eugene Public Library, 10th and Olive, Eugene, Oregon


Storyteller: Esther Stutzman

Fee:: Library events are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted to support the Festival

No pre-registration required.