Oral Tradition & Storytelling from an Aboriginal Perspective

"I want to add Indigenous voice to my classroom and theatre program but I'm afraid to get it wrong!" It is time to be inspired and feel more confident about adding Indigenous teachings, useful tools and practices in your drama classroom and theatre season. Meet with EdTA Canada's Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Allison Green as she takes you through a journey around Oral Storytelling and connection to the Aboriginal cultural practice that is intimately connected with what we do in the drama classroom.


Saturday 10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

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  • EdTA Canada / Ontario Thespians
    Allison Green

    Allison is a storyteller, artist and teacher. She is the granddaughter of Andy Green, an Algonquin elder of Talon Lake near Mattawa Ontario. It was with great pride that she was gifted the Anishnabwe name Shinawe Pewanak by elders who felt she earned -- “The One who Rattles the Flint”. Elders saw the passion to pass on her fire through the teaching of young people, new teachers and members of her Indigenous community who have not found their voice. Allison’s formal theatrical training began at York University, Toronto, in Theatre Production, Stage Management and Design – where she also returned for her Bachelor of Education. Allison’s artistry can be seen in her Indigenous artwork, beading, stage design and painting. She is a published playwright as her script “Anonymous” is available through Theatrefolk and she continues to write, direct and stage productions with high school students. She is currently the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Educational Theatre Association of Canada and a secondary school teacher in rural Northern Ontario where she teaches drama, social sciences and Indigenous studies.