Native Communities have a long tradition of using stories to make sense of the world, and pass on teachings and wisdom. Digital Storytelling couples these traditions with modern technology to create digital stories that connect the past and the future, and help inspire community change.
Many of us have our stories told by others. Digital Storytelling gives each of us a chance to tell our own stories, especially as Native people.
HNCP facilitates digital storytelling workshops for all ages - for organizations, communities, groups, and families. We combine indigenous values with participatory, supportive tools and methods to provide an experience that goes well beyond learning the technology.
We have found that people learn best when they start with real stories from their own lives. These DS I workshops with personal stories are always powerful experiences for both the participants and facilitators.
Building from these experiences, some storytellers choose to go on to DS II trainings - creating Program and Community stories based on authentic community voices.
Storytelling is LISTENING
Storytelling is HEALING
Storytelling is A POWERFUL TOOL FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Contact HNCP to talk about how we can create a digital storytelling training for you or your group
Healthy Native Communities Partnership