Local film, Elder stories celebrated
Jesse Bonello - Staff Writer
The Sioux Lookout Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee hosted a storytelling event at the Sioux Lookout Community museum March 10.
The event kicked off with a screening of Jane & the Wolf, a short film by Sioux Lookout filmmakers Nadine Arpin and Rachel Garrick. They enjoyed the chance to share local stories, and celebrate the history of Sioux Lookout.
“I think this is a wonderful start to further future opportunities for those who want to share their stories. It’s a way to engage the community to learn about our shared history,” said Jane & the Wolf Producer and Co-Writer Rachel Garrick.
After the film, two local elders shared stories of growing up and experiencing life in the North. This was the second time that the Arts, Culture, and Heritage Committee has hosted a storytelling event. They work on hosting storytelling every winter, but they also have some plans for the near future.
“We have Ukrainian egg decorating coming up, and we’ve talked about doing a craft fair in the summer. We’re working on A Tribe Called Red concert at the end of May. That’s the big one,” mentioned Committee member Kanina Terry.