Locked down but not locked out. We are all under stress from the corona virus, but storytellers are a great source of stress reduction. Listening to a good story is just the right medicine you need. While we are all occupied in social distancing ourselves, storytellers are finding ways to keep their art alive. If you would like me to do a 'Zoom' storytelling session for your group, at no charge, please contact me to schedule a meeting.
Do you like a good story? Then gather around, for the storyteller is about to begin...
Nootauau Kaukontuoh, “she hears the crow”, is a woman of the Eastern Woodlands. She lives her life in the tradition of the Nanhigganêuck, the people known today as the Narragansett. She is a Storyteller of Longhouse Tales, told in many different ways including Native Sign Language, call and response as well as other traditional styles. She has twice been awarded publishing contracts for her book of poetry and is currently completing a Native children's novel. She brings to life the oral tradition at schools, community centers, Indigenous gatherings and wherever the stories lead her.
As a 'kuhkootomwehteâen' (one who shares knowledge), thirty-five plus years of telling in these different styles, she brings forth the culture of the Longhouse People, through their stories.
Prior - Additional performances in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont at various native gatherings, traditional women's circle, and elementary schools.
Some of my stories...
Chiropractic Physician/Clinical Nutritionist at Cedar Wood Natural Health Center Burlington, Vermont Area
Hears Crow has been an empowering educator in the telling of traditions and stories from the Longhouse. She carries a strong level of commitment to the preservation of the stories and teachings in a way that leaves connection between our times and the times of our elders and ancestors. I deeply appreciate having the opportunity to listen to the stories that may otherwise been allowed to fade.
Storyteller, Audiobook Narrator, Historian Hummingbird Farm Productions Lee, NH
Hears Crow is a gifted Storyteller who's knowledge of Longhouse culture and traditions inform her storytelling performances. She gives the gift of story from her heart, establishing a wonderful rapport with her listeners that sustains the magic of the tales throughout the entire storytelling/story listening experience.
Jonathan Hall, Attendee at MKIM Powwow 2017
I attended the powwow on Saturday and had a wonderful time. I brought a young woman who was born in Nepal as a guest. Previously, she had very little knowledge of Native American culture, and learned a lot from the powwow and the museum. A particular joy for her what's the trail through the Medicine Woods which explained about the Native American use of plants as natural remedies. This point of view strongly resonated with her culture. Please forward a copy of this note to Hears Crow, who gave us a fantastic hour in the afternoon, great stories, well told.