Storytelling and Pueblo singing were a way of life in the upbringing of Eldrena Douma. During everyday activities, family and friends shared pueblo stories, songs and family history including the humorous and serious personal stories that life brought.
Reflecting back Eldrena realized that listening to these stories allowed her to strengthen and stimulate the use of her imagination and creativity. Stories helped her at an early age to develop her use of vocabulary, pronunciation, sentence structure, and taught core values.
Eldrena will present Native American Trickster stories from a graphically illustrated book titled "Trickster". Along with the stories, the audience will be informed on the Native American Tribes that each story comes from, and where they are located in the United States.
Douma will be performing on the CCC campus on Tuesday, September 26. The public is invited to the 10:30 a.m. Tuesday humanities performances at CCC. The performances are free and held in the Spencer/Rounds Performing Arts Theatre.
For more information about the humanities project, please call 620-251-7700, ext. 2166.