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Indigenous Storyteller in Residence

Joseph A. Dandurand is the 2019 Indigenous storyteller in residence at VPL

The VPL Indigenous Storyteller in Residence program was created in 2008 in recognition of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the importance of oral storytelling as a way to learn about and from Indigenous communities in Vancouver. Through the storyteller in residence, we seek to honour Indigenous cultures and to promote intercultural understanding and communication between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

It was the first program of its kind at a public library in British Columbia and only the second at a Canadian public library. The Indigenous Storyteller in Residence program has now become essential to the library’s public programming.

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