The Dark-Skinned Totem Pole, narrated by Mabel Pike (Tlingit). This story follows the journey of young man, Taktu, who is training with other young hunters to become future leaders. While some of the boys are strong enough to endure the training of hunting, others are so not fortunate.
The Storyteller is a series of ten stories and folktales revived from the audio archives at KNBA in Anchorage, Alaska, as well as new stories from today’s Alaska Native culture bearers. The traditional stories provide cultural memories and lessons we can use in everyday life. The series is hosted by Canaar, the spirit that has arrived. Follow along as Canaar presents life lessons and cultural values that have been carried for generations by Alaska’s original people. This is the Storyteller.