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Indigenous Storytelling Through Children’s Books


Participate in a virtual author talk with Wilson and Charlene Bearhead, the writers of the Siha Tooskin Knows Series.

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The Siha Tooskin Knows eight-book series shares stories about an 11-year-old boy, Siha Tooskin (Paul), who is learning about his identity and developing a sense of cultural responsibility through the teachings, practices, and values of his Nakota family.

Wilson Bearhead is a Nakota Elder and Wabamun Lake First Nation community member in central Alberta (Treaty 6 territory), is the recent recipient of the Canadian Teachers’ Federation Indigenous Elder Award. Currently, he is the Elder for Elk Island Public Schools. Wilson’s grandmother Annie was a powerful, positive influence in his young life, teaching him all of the lessons that gave him the strength, knowledge, and skills to overcome difficult times and embrace the gifts of life.

Charlene Bearhead is an educator and Indigenous education advocate. She was the first Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and the Education Coordinator for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Charlene was recently honoured with the Alumni Award from the University of Alberta and currently serves as the Director of Reconciliation for Canadian Geographic. She is a mother and a grandmother who began writing stories to teach her own children as she raised them. Charlene lives near Edmonton, Alberta with her husband Wilson.

This program is conducted through Zoom. One hour prior to the program, we will send you an email with the Zoom meeting ID. Please ensure that you have Zoom installed on your device or computer. If you don't have a library card, please visit to register for one.

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76 spots available
Registration Closed


Feb 3 2021, 1:00pm - 2:00pm


Online, Zoom 1

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Artist and Author Talks
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