Evening of Storytelling

25th Annual Evening of Storytelling

Traditional stories in Indigenous Languages with an English translation

Friday
February 2, 2024
7 pm

Discovery Building
H.F. Deluca Forum
330 N Orchard St., Madison, WI
Free and Open to the Public

Join Amer­i­can Indian & Indigenous Stud­ies, along with the Depart­ments of Anthro­pol­ogy, Eng­lish, and Language Sciences, and in con­junc­tion with Wunk Sheek, for an evening of winter storytelling. Hear traditional stories in Native languages told by Indigenous sto­ry­tellers from across North America accompanied by English translations.

2024 Storytellers

Sunny Dooley, Diné
Joey Awonohopay, Menominee
Rachel Noline and Twila Cassadore, San Carlos Apache Nation

Parking and Transportation:

Although onsite parking is not available at the Discovery Building, there are three University of Wisconsin-managed lots (17, 20 and 80) nearby. Visit UW–Madison Transportation Services for more parking information. The Discovery Building is located near several city of Madison Metro Transit bus stops and UW-Madison bicycle routes.

About the Annual Evening of Storytelling:

Each winter, for over 25 years the American Indian & Indigenous Studies program at UW-Madison has presented the Annual Evening of Storytelling. Each year, Indigenous Storytellers from diverse Tribal communities share stories in their Indigenous language followed by an English translation of the story.

The Annual Evening of Storytelling is unique among American Indian & Indigenous Studies programs in the United States and forges important connections between Tribal and non-Tribal communities, between generations, and between cultures. It provides the audience with an authentic and invaluable glimpse of this Indigenous narrative tradition. Many of these traditions are discussed in AIIS courses and the Evening of Storytelling offers a direct and tangible experience for students and community members to better understand the significance of these traditions.