The Stories I Can Tell by Lynn Cote


Lynn Cote was a guest speaker at the Saskatoon Elders Gathering where she spoke about the importance of stories and language learning. Lynn Cote is a Saulteaux woman and educator from Cote First Nation, located north of Kamsack, Saskatchewan. Cote inspires people to reconnect with their language by learning and telling the stories they are allowed to tell. Cote tells a story of Nanabush that describes how the owl got its name.

Cote believes that everyone has a responsibility to remember the stories from their families and it is through story and song that language can be learned. Language is the lifeblood of our culture and must work hard to keep our language.

Visit the following link and you will find a Saulteaux Language Learning Resource

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

We respectfully acknowledge the original lands of the Indigenous Peoples of Treaty 4: Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Dakota, Lakota and Treaty 6: Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, and Dakota whose language and stories are shared by Elders and Knowledge Keepers. As well, we acknowledge the homeland to many winged, four-legged, crawling, and water creatures.

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Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Lynn Cote Guest Speaker, First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) Elders Gathering, Saskatoon, SK Cote First Nation, SK
Alina Perrault NCCIE Video Editor Regina, SK
Steffany Salloum Videographer, Community Research Associate, NCCIE Website Manager First Nations University of Canada, Saskatoon, SK

This video is about:

Saulteaux stories from Cote First Nation
in: Cote First Nation, SK

Video Details

Length of Video 27:58 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No


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