Friday, October 3, 2008

Inuit Myths For All

I recently came across a new site, a valuable resource for those interested in Inuit mythology and stories. Here's what the developers have to say about their mission...

"Storytelling traditions around the world are passed from generation to generation, linking people to their cultures and ancestors. Traditional stories are an important aspect of Inuit culture. Currently in the Arctic, however, many of these stories are not being passed on and are at risk of being lost.

"The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) works hard to promote and protect Inuit culture. QIA has developed, to provide a resource for Nunavummiut and people from around the world who want to learn more about the Inuit storytelling tradition.

There is actually a way to add your own myths for possible posting to the site making it able to grow and expand as time goes by. Check it out!


Silbs said...

For some reason, the link didn't work for me. Story telling is, of course, one of the oldest ways of teaching and passing on the ways of a culture. I think our current culture is the poorer for lack of this tradition.

Michael said...

Thanks for the heads-up on the link Silbs. It's working now.

What about all our 'urban myths'? Isn't that culture? LOL