Trapline By Chris Bose and Lisa G Nielsen We looked at building artistic support in rural Indigenous communities with an eye on LEGACY. Chris Bose: Here is the video for the Trapline project, an idea that started in 2019, but probably goes way back further to discussions online and who knows where? In this video, … Read more
In one way or another, all of the Community Storytelling practitioners interviewed referenced the healing capacity of storytelling. Evoking a full spectrum of emotions, the storytelling process is often experienced as sacred, therapeutic, cathartic, entertaining, and transformative—not only for the teller, but for those privileged enough to listen.
Brave stories require safe and supportive spaces for them to emerge into. In one on one, or smaller story-settings, creating a comfortable and safe space is primarily about the emotional qualities that a mentor or facilitator brings to the table (sincerity, curiosity, patience and openness, to name a few), whereas in larger workshops this might take the form of icebreakers, ‘community guidelines’, or community-circles.