Keeping culture alive

“Continue to share legends and stories is a good way to keep our culture alive and well and develop the pride of our members.”

Clifford Moar is the ambassador of tales Festival and Atalukan legends of Mashteuiatsh. The former head of the Montagnais Council has the sacred fire for the history and traditions of its people.

“In our family, everyone has an important role in the transmission of knowledge and values. A good storyteller is the one that will captivate its audience and that will ensure that people will have learned something at the end of his tale. He can then say well done as this ensures that lessons are transmitted. ”

It was during a walk in a canoe on the shore of Lake St. John the festival spokesperson shared media passion for Aboriginal culture. The activity launched at the same time the event, which runs until 14 August. tales of lovers and legends will open eyes and ears.

“We come from a spoken language of the people. This is something which is very important in the transmission of traditional knowledge, values, teachings, “said the Innu, who is remembered for open heart stories as a child.

“Our parents, under the tent, told us stories. They learned why we hunt. It’s very rewarding when one is able to receive it. Tales develop self-discipline in children. ”

The tales and legends Festival is now in its 6th edition. It is held under the theme nomadic Lyrics. The activities have mainly place at Camping Plage Robertson. They also go through Roberval, Saint-Felicien, Desbiens, Saint-Gedeon, Peribonka, Saint-Prime, Alma, Dolbeau and Jonquiere.

“We managed to pop the festival in several municipalities. Initially we were very small. I’m glad we were able to transmit the story and bring back this tradition throughout the region, “added the storyteller Patrick Courtois.

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