Enter into these myths and stories, a strange and fascinating world filled with mystical birds, shape-changing animals, and a dazzling cast of characters. The Aboriginal myth-world is one where everything – trees, rocks, lakes and rivers, animals and humans – plays its own vital role in Creation, where all share the joy and responsibility of caring for the world with which they have been blessed. Click through the links below to see how these marvelous tales explain how the world came to be and where it may be going.
The Past Speaks
Aboriginal culture is passed down by word of mouth, from elder to youth, from generation to generation. Read about our writer’s own personal voyage through her heritage.
A Thousand Tales
Each First Nation has its own myths, its own stories of the Creation. Learn about the incredible variety of origin myths and their connection to both animate and inanimate life.
The stories of the First Nations are filled with power, with the “medicine” that works for both good and evil. See how that medicine still pulses through the words of the storytellers and even the modern media.
Read some of the fascinating and colourful tales that have been passed down through millennia, a world where all things both alive and not alive have their purpose, where all forms of life are related to each other.
The Tale and the World
Learn how the myths of the First Nations give us guidelines for how to live our own everyday lives.
Then and Now
In the modern world, the ancient traditions taught by the stories of the Aboriginal peoples have had to change and adapt as traditional life changes and adapts. See how a new generation of Aboriginal youth is keeping alive the culture of their ancestors.
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