Listening is a skill that is embedded in Indigenous storytellers at a young age. Listening is often overlooked as a skill central to oral story sharing and public speaking, but listening is key to being able to learn and then embody stories before being able to pass down to others. The same is true for documentary filmmaking: the filmmaker must be able to give space to listen to what is being shared to be able to best understand the larger narrative and to allow for compassion, trust and openness. This workshop will focus on the value of listening in storytelling as well as approaches to and strategies for listening. The workshop will also explore how daily mindful listening can be folded into one's everyday life and career.
With Janine Windolph (Atikamekw/Woodland Cree).
Attend in person at 307 Tier, Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba, or online via zoom webinar.