Knowledge keeper Alan Colley from the Wolf Clan brings us one of the stories of Migizi. This is the Anishinabemowin name for the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus). The story was produced and recorded by Shadowland Theatre for the Milliken Mills High School Earth Day Celebration in 2020. Check out the poems, songs and works of arts prepared by students for this Celebration here: https://www.mmhsbirds.com/ - You will love them!
Watch Alan telling the story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6nYi3k3hxs
Alan Colley is an Anishinaabe knowledge keeper located in Canada's most diverse city, Toronto. He provides teachings that inform the connections between Aboriginal culture and the environmental understanding provided by nature. His mission is to promote a sustainable relationship with Toronto, Turtle Island (North America) and Mother Earth for generations to come.
Shadowland is a professional theatre company founded nearly 40 years ago. the company animates a multitude of spaces in urban and rural communities using puppetry, masks, stilt-walking, live music and other spectacles. Shadowland's community-engaged practices celebrate local stories with a strong environmental focus.
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Bald Eagle recording credits to: Peter Ward and Ken Hall who uploaded their recording to www.xeno-canto.org