They are the rivers, salmon, trees, songs, ceremonies, practices, and ways of knowing that have sustained Indigenous cultures for all time.
Living Legends offers firsthand digital storytelling from Indigenous weavers and storytellers, dancers and language speakers, business people and community leaders who bring culture back and share it with others. It tells stories of the land and its stewardship, supernatural places and beings, ceremony and song–all of which are part of the great living legend that is the connection and aliveness of all things.
Living Legends are stories from elders who have kept the knowledge, adults who relearn culture and share their enthusiasm about new opportunities to apply Indigenous Knowledge, and the youth who accept responsibility for carrying Indigenous culture and identity into the future with pride. The series also shares stories about sustainable ways of living together–Indigenous innovations in food security, architecture, and medicine. Indigenous Peoples are the original innovators and inventors and skilled in adapting to changing environments, technologies, and circumstances.
Living Legends tells stories of activism and self-determination, land-based healing and knowledge, culture and language–so that we hear firsthand stories from the ones who came before, the living generation, and future generations of knowledge and land keepers.
Hear these stories and know that Indigenous culture is alive and enriching life for all in BC.
We walk gently and encourage education and exploration about the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures in British Columbia.