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Raven Steals the Sun: Native American Eclipse Stories

Event date and time
March 26, 2024 - 7:00 PM to March 26, 2024 - 8:00 PM

Nature Up North is extremely excited to collaborate with Perry Ground to bring Native American stories and traditions to Canton! Join us in the Sykes Formal Room for Raven Steals the Sun: Native American Eclipse Stories on Tuesday, March 26th at 7 pm.

Please register for this event using this link: https://www.natureupnorth.org/form/raven-steals-the-sun-registratio

This Story-filled presentation will share the beliefs, traditions, and protocols of several Native American tribes related to the Sun and Eclipse events. Tribes across North America have stories to explain these solar events and view them in many different ways – as a signal or a transformation, as omens, as sacred, and as a celebration. From the Cherokee to the Navajo to the Inuit to the Haudenosaunee (and many other tribes), these traditional legends have been told for hundreds of years and continue to be important to Native American culture today. A brief understanding of each tribe’s location and environment will be shared in addition to the stories.

Storyteller Perry Ground will bring the stories to life through vivid descriptions, his rhythmic voice and a VERY active stage presence. These stories become ‘interactive’ as Perry is known to include audience members in the stories. Not just for children, all listeners (young and old), will find this presentation captivating, highly entertaining yet very educational.

Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. Perry has been a storyteller and educator for over 30 years and enjoys working with people of all ages to teach about the history and culture of Native Peoples. He has performed at countless museums, parks, festivals, etc. in addition to working at several museums and serving as the Fredrick H. Minett Professor at RIT.

Appropriate ages
Suitable for all ages
Contact person

Dan French