Featured Storyteller: ROGER FERNANDES
Roger Fernandes, or Kawasa, is a member of the Lower Elwha Band of the S’Klallam Indians from the Port Angeles, Washington area. Roger is involved in art organizations and initiatives by and for Native American artists and his audiences include community groups such as schools, libraries, parks departments, senior centers and open forum presentations that are geared towards a general audience. He believes art, music and stories reflect the culture and the culture reflects the environment. Spiritual health that people need is told in stories that convey how a human being is to live in balance with family, community, and nature. Stories lead to a spiritual and emotional understanding of how to live in the world.
(c) Melissa Ponder, YOU ARE ON INDIGENOUS LAND