Tales of the First People, Vol I: Spirit Tales (2016)

A collection of Aboriginal creation myths from the creators of the multiple-award-winning Raven Tales television series.


Chris Kientz


Chris Kientz


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Animated telling of four Indigenous Tales: Raven Steals the Light; The First Sacrifice; How the Buffalo Got His Hump; and Glooscap and the Warrior Kinap. Raven Steals the Light has a NW Coast setting using a mixture animals and humans to act out the story. The First Sacrifice is set in the Plains with tee-pees and bison where the rain ceases and sacrifices are needed to restore harmony. How the Buffalo Got His Hump features birds, mice, rabbits, two foxes, a bison and a powerful human spirit to teach a lesson of humility. The final tale: Glooscap and the Warrior Kinap provides a lesson on being careful what you wish for. Written by Helio

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September 2016 (Canada) See more »

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Great imagary - juvenile characterization
22 December 2017 | by futuretypeSee all my reviews

There is great animation imagery in this telling both in the details and in the general presentation. The art style portrayed is indicative of the NWCoast but not specific to any one indigenous group. This may because of what we accept as copyright issues or not wanting to reflect a specific cultural group. There are elements (house stlyes, totem poles, clothing, tradtional bent box, and decoration) of Haida, Tsimshian, Kwaikutal and Tlingit.

The two main characters raven and eagle are on about the level of young teenage boys. The female characters frog and young girl are more mature. The story telling is embellished by a female narrator.

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