Saturday, November 6, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Darlene Kascak of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation will bring history to life as she shares Traditional Native American Stories in the Longhouse fashion. Since time immemorial, the oral tradition of storytelling has been used by Indigenous people to pass on the history, culture and life lessons from one generation to the next. These stories about animals teach valuable life lessons such as how to live in harmony with nature, how to be a good human being, the consequences for bad behavior, and answer questions about how things came to be.
Attendees will be entered into a raffle to win a family craft.
This program is for families with children between the ages of 5-10.
Darlene Kascak's experience as an educator, tour guide, museum assistant and Traditional Native American Storyteller has taught her the importance of educating both young and old about the many misconceptions and stereotypes about her ancestors. Her style of teaching from a Native American’s point of view allows children and adults the opportunity to have a new understanding of Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples lives both in the past and in the present.