SLOW STORY regenerates the ancient circle of the consecrated storyteller and story listener. Join Pueblo Elder/Master Storyteller, Larry Littlebird in real time encounters on the ancestral lands of Hamaatsa and various pilgrimage sites. Offered as a pre-recorded online series, this is an extraordinary opportunity for story listeners and storyworkers to experience tribal American orality through the portal of your computer.
SEASON ONE | WINTER | 12 EPISODES
SLOW STORY online series is presented in seasonal segments (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall). SEASON ONE includes 12 Episodes with Larry Littlebird: (9) Story Episodes and (3) Listening Circle Episodes. Stories are filmed live and posted on the Slow Story Video Site (access by subscription) for Listeners to view and listen at one's own individual pace, schedule and time zone.
SEASON ONE PREVIEW
LISTENING CIRCLE FORUM
You and your listening experience are part of the story! To honor the interaction between the storyteller and story-listener, we have formed the SLOW STORY LISTENING CIRCLE (access by subscription). Drawing from the age-old tribal American oral tradition process of "Call and Response", we encourage you to share your thoughts and comments for the benefit of the circle.
How the series flows:
COST | REGISTRATION
SLOW STORY SEASON ONE is graciously being offered by Larry Littlebird and the producers for an introductory cost of $90 for 12 Episodes. We also encourage gift offerings as the spirit moves you for this treasured elder.
Private Log In: Once we receive your registration, we will email you a LINK for your private LOG IN ACCESS to the SLOW STORY VIDEO SERIES and LISTENING CIRCLE group page.
NOTE: Once you set-up your account your continued login is on this website: www.listeningground.org
Subscription Details: Your subscription includes access to all episodes thorugh April 30, 2018. Due to present limited funding and to honor our elder's time commitment we cannot offer refunds. All sales are final. Slow Story videos are produced by Hamaatsa and remain in the Hamaatsa archives. They are not available for purchase or download. Please keep your Log In information private and do not share. However, we'd love for you to share these rich story treasures with your friends and family!
Please direct them to this Registration Page on www.listeningground.org
Technical Support: If you have a good internet/wi-fi connection to view videos on sites like YouTube and Vimeo you are good to go! If you have technical issues, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a small in-house production, so please be patient with our response time which may take 1-2 days.
AN INTRODUCTION TO TRIBAL AMERICAN ORAL TRADITION
"Telling a story is like pulling a haze away from a mountain. For tribal American people, the storyteller is a consecrated person who must remain both humble enough to carry ancient tales accurately and honestly and wise enough to put life into the way the story is told. It is in stories that perceptions are made clear, where the haze in burned away.
When a person has a chance to hear a story, they have the opportunity to learn by performing the act of listening carefully. That is the first thing necessary; the ability to hear and accept well, and someday in the course of hearing many stories, to understand and use the stories, to become a richer and more full human being from taking in all the gifts the story has to give." - Larry Littlebird
Four Arcing Story Topics