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Act!vated Stories
Family friendly folktales and travel tales
Act!vated Stories is presented by Act!vated Story Theatre a national touring theatre troupe for children and their families. Since 1988, the Act!vated Actors have toured the continental US and beyond, bringing live educational theatre to students at schools and libraries. Podcasting comedic folktales to you from somewhere on the road once a month or so since 2006.

Dec 18, 2012

"The Long Winter" is an appropriately seasonal tale from the Dene tribe of Canada. The Dene tribe is often called the Slavey tribe, because they were sometimes enslaved by their enemies, the Cree. Similar to our popular Zuni story we call "Coyote and Eagle", this nature myth about rescuing warmth (in the case of the Zuni myth it's the sun itself) from a weather thief is a charming explanation of the cycle of seasons.

We come to you from the North Pole (which looks suspiciously like South Carolina at the moment), where we're busy feeding Santa's reindeer, outfitting his sleigh and sewing holes in his gift bag. Have a happy holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you in 2013.

Happy Listening!

Dennis (Narrator, Frog, Fox, First Cub) and Kimberly (Narrator, Duck, Eagle, Mama Bear, Second Cub)