Telling Stories / Telling Tales
- Extra Reading
One of the key elements in conventional literary value is the idea of the work being produced by one person, yet in North America First Nations there is no copyright on words but on the story itself. The ‘stealing of stories’ issue has arisen time and again as First Nations’ writers have objected to the use of their stories in the western media. We need to rethink the criterion of ‘original genius’ when we are building literary value.
(Thomas King, Life Lived Like a Story, Lee Maracle, Jeanette Armstrong, Emma La Rocque, Leonore Keeshig-Tobias).
This event was on Thu, 19 Feb 1998
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