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Traditional Native Storytelling with Roger Fernandes: "Pushing Up the Sky"
Traditional Native Storytelling with Roger Fernandes: "Pushing Up the Sky"

Teaching artist Roger Fernandes tells this Coast Salish story that will help the listener connect local Native cultures and offer philosophical insights as to how communities face threatening challenges. The concepts of cooperation and inspiration are spin-off conversations that can be generated in post-story discussions. This lesson is great for learners of all ages, particularly youth grades 3-8.

The Creative Advantage Online Arts video series is created by The Creative Advantage in collaboration with teaching artists and organizations on our Community Arts Partner Roster, Seattle Public Schools, and production partners NFFTY / The Talented Youth, NW Film Forum, and Reel Grrls Pro. The Creative Advantage is a city-wide initiative to establish equitable access to arts education for each and every public school student, made possible through a public-private partnership with Seattle Public Schools, the City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, the Seattle Foundation, and 100+ community arts partners and teaching artists.


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