By Haley Grinder
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Keepers of the Seasons will host on Dec. 21: All are welcome

Keepers of the Season is hosting a virtual storytelling event on Dec. 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to celebrate the official first day of winter. The event is completely free for attendees, and will feature a variety of different Indigenous speakers, all sharing traditional stories.

This will be the first storytelling event that Darcy and Jenny Fisher, owners of Keepers of the Seasons, put together. However, they hope that it inspires other band members or knowledge holders to host similar events in the future.

Darcy Fisher says the stories will vary widely, however, are often based around a specific moral. “Some of them are connected to creation. Some are told through the eyes of animals or plants or our teachers or natural teachers, so I’m hoping for a wide, wide array of knowledge that comes through these stories.”

A number of knowledge holders have already agreed to speak at the two-hour event, including aq’am Chief Joe Pierre, who shared the Ktunaxa Creation Story virtually in October earlier this year.

Darcy himself will also be sharing during the session. “The stories that I share are usually connected to ancestral teachings. They come from creation, they come from ancestral teachings and knowledge,” he says. “But ultimately, “they come from the heart.”

Knowledge keepers who attend the session will also be given the opportunity to share afterwards. 

For those who would like more information or are interested in attending, email for the Zoom link and login details.