I am available for talks...
Sharing my Alaskan adventures began on my return to New Zealand, when I agreed to talk to a small group after a request from a teacher friend. That first talk set off a large number of other requests. Every subsequent talk has been from recommendations and through word of mouth. I have been invited back to some groups more than once.
I have always loved storytelling. I thoroughly enjoy talking to classes or groups of students from early childhood to senior college students as well as groups of adults.
Some of my artefacts....
I have a selection of artefacts from Alaska that includes many Eskimo dolls made from renowned Cup'ik doll-makers. The dolls are excellent examples of cultural information, some even come with personal stories about their lives, tucked into their pockets by their doll-maker.
Eskimo dolls are made with traditional materials such as seal skin, seal gut, furs and fine stitching. Dolls come in different styles, each identifiable by its own doll maker. One of the US presidents even has his own Cup'ik doll.
If you would like me to talk to your group, or class, then I would love to hear from you.
Here I am dressed in quspuk and mukluks, sharing a story about my experiences in Alaska at a
"True Stories Told Live," event at the
Chanel Arts Centre, April 2013
HERE'S HOW THEY DESCRIBED MY STORY