Mohawk storyteller fights stereotypes about Native Americans
“Spotlight” – NATIVE AMERICAN ARTISTRY – MOHAWK STORYTELLER – Storyteller Kay Olan is a retired school teacher who still enjoys educating people about Native traditions through stories. She also says people should avoid stereotyping Native peoples, and uses the tales she tells to help combat some of those stereotypes. Paul Larson produced this segment for the Native American Artistry series. It was presented as a “Spotlight” segment on Mountain Lake PBS programs. The Native American Artistry pieces are produced by Mountain Lake PBS in cooperation with the New York State Historical Association’s Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York. This project is also a partnership with the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. “Spotlight” is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. www.pearsallfoundation.org
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