Stories with Kung Jadee - Free Family Show at the Tidemark Theatre
In support of Family Literacy Week, the Tidemark Theatre and Campbell River Literacy Association presents Haida & Squamish Stories with Kung Jaadee!
Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy) is a professional storyteller, educator and published author belonging to the X̱aayda (Haida), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations. Her Haida name, Kung Jaadee, means ’Moon Woman’ and was presented to her at her great uncle’s memorial feast by her cousin Crystal Robinson. Over the past 28 years, Kung Jaadee has performed traditional Haida legends, while also sharing vivid personal stories about her clan’s survival of the smallpox epidemic, and the history and culture of her people. She has performed at hundreds of festivals, schools and Aboriginal celebrations across Canada. She is the author of the popular children’s books, Raven’s Feast and Gifts from Raven (selected as a Local BC Book to Read), as well as curriculum textbooks, Haida Nation: Indigenous Communities in Canada and We Are Home. Her stories have also been published in several anthologies, magazines and online publications. Most recently, Kung Jaadee worked as the Vancouver Public Library’s Indigenous Storyteller in Residence.
While living in Haida Gwaii, she taught X̱aad Kil, the Haida language while working with the Old Masset Village Council, at Chief Matthews School and the Haida Health Centre in Gaw Tlagee. Kung Jaadee holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and minor in Women’s Studies from the University of Victoria and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta.
In her live storytelling performance, Kung Jaadee shares her telling of a few famous Haida legends about Raven (Yaahl), the creator of the world, and their universal teachings. Enjoy the stories of “Raven Brings the Water,” Raven’s Brings the Light” and “Raven’s Feast.” She also shares some traditional Raven songs while using her drum, teaches some basic words in X̱aad Kil (Haida language), and shows her traditional regalia. Includes a Q&A to discuss Haida culture, traditions and history.
Tickets are free of charge, we ask that you reserve your tickets in advance.
🎟 In person tickets are first come, first served. Limit 4 tickets per household. Please contact the box office if you require wheelchair seating.
🖥 Live stream tickets will be available to view for 48 hours.
𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 15 𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦, 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘴. 𝘐𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦, 𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘰𝘹 𝘖𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘍𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺 𝘋𝘢𝘺!
⭐ Everybody that goes into the auditorium MUST have a ticket, including infants.