125 Landing Rd
Landing, NJ 07850
Native American Stories of the Lenape
November 7, 2019, 7 pm
Native American stories are often called myths and folklore, but Native People call them the sacred teachings. The stories of creation — of how things came to be and how we are supposed to act, as well tales of heroes large and small — serve as touchstones for how to live well and to care for the Earth. Stories of The Animal People invariably end up being stories about all people — our strengths and weaknesses, our needs and feelings, and the ways we act toward one another. Many of the stories are funny, some are poignant. They all contain moral teachings intended to guide the conscience of the listener. Rob Aptaker has been telling Native American stories teaching programs on such topics as pre-colonial Lenni Lenape life for over 25 years. More than just a storyteller, he also provides context, shares information about the tribal nation whose story he is sharing, and honors the lineage of those who carried the story to the present day.
Registration required: https://lakehopatcongfoundation.org/2019-fall-programs/