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Chris Chang- Yen Phillips

Communications Officer, Alberta Council for Global Cooperation in Edmonton

The Land We Stand On

PRESENTED ON JUN 01, 2017
IN EDMONTON @ VOL 28

"I want to persuade you today that there are in fact thousands of years of stories here, and I want to give you some tools to recognize them."

Storyteller, community historian, and Edmonton's Historian Laureate Chris Chang-Yen Phillips talks about what happens what he fields questions about history from Edmontonians, and what he's learned from working with locals to seek the answers.

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Being an Engineer - Making Things Stand Up

BY DARREN PAINE
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2010

Darren Paine about his work as an engineer, working with architects, the earthquakes and the questions he ask himself: Why are we designing these things? What is their function?

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Creating Legends

BY BRAD BEAUREGARD
@ VOL 8 ON APR 12, 2013

Fiction writer Brad Beauregard discusses the way stories, legends, and tall tales help us revive the experience of the past, even if the past itself is lost in the process. By illustrating the details of some of the personal history that went into his fiction novel he explains just how history gets lost in the maturation of legends and the like.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 16, 2013. 

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Sacred Land

BY PENNI BURRELL
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 18, 2014

Penni Burrell shares her story of experience of living in Canada's Northlands and on th importance of honoring scared land–as it connects the people with what's important.

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The Story of Sheep

BY ABIGAIL WALSH
@ VOL 21 ON NOV 23, 2014

Abigail Walsh tells us a story of sheep, and his best friend bird. We also hear about elephant, a retired mountain guide who sheep desires to meet. Abigail tells us how her story came to life, and how it was interwoven with her own. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 14, 2015.

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Ku‘u ‘Āina Aloha: Beloved Land, Beloved Country

BY MELEANNA MEYER
@ VOL 23 ON APR 10, 2015

An award winning Native Hawaiian artist, filmmaker, and arts educator, Meleanna Meyer's commitment to documentary film began in 1989. She presents her family history intertwined with Hawaiian history. She has taught in a wide range of educational settings both public and private, at the university level, in the charter schools, as an artist in residence and currently, contractually also as a consultant with Kamehameha schools Literacy and Instruction program as a arts/culture curriculum specialist.

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Why "Grown-ups" Need Story Time Too

BY SHARON MOREHAM
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

Storyteller Sharon Moreham weaves a story around her journey into storytelling, sending us to far off lands, meeting far out characters and opening our minds to the importance of storytelling for kids and adults alike. 

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Five Layers of Light

BY ROGER BATTON
@ VOL 1 ON APR 09, 2016

Five Layers of Light is Roger Batton's storytelling philosophy. As Executive Producer of Indigan Storyteller, Roger creates storytelling events and performs throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. The Five Layers of Light process opens the roots of story, allowing the teller to take ownership and re-create your personal history. Find out more at www.indiganstoryteller.org

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New York: A City of the Living and the Dead

BY ALLISON MEIER
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 01, 2016

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer atHyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. These tours are focused on cemeteries as places of history, art, and architecture, as well as concerned in keeping our memorial sites visible for preservation and remembrance. At PechaKucha Night NYC Vol 16, Allison discusses these often abandoned and forgotten spaces right in the middle of our bustling city - reminding us the importance of slowing down.

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The History of Telling Good Stories

BY JAIME GUTIERREZ
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 10, 2016

Storytelling is what makes us human. Jaime Gutierrez explores the methods we use to tell stories and provides examples of great storytellers throughout history.