Nooksack Tribe's Storytelling Sessions

During Nooksack Tribe's Storytelling Sessions in November and December, our Mount Baker Elementary Students were treated to an enchanting storytelling experience.

The Nooksack Tribe shared traditional tales about animals and landmarks in the local area, and stories that have been passed down through generations of the tribe. These stories imparted valuable character building lessons and messages to the K-6th grade students in the audience. The storytellers, Tammy Cooper-Woodrich (Nooksack Tribal Elder), Angela (her daughter), and Elizabeth (her granddaughter), were all exceptional. 

Mount Baker School District extends its sincere gratitude to the Nooksack Tribe for sharing these stories and to the generous donor who made the event possible through a donation to the district's elementary library program.

Quotes from students & staff:

“My favorite story was the one with the skunks!  It was so funny!” Harmony Elementary 2nd-grader

“I loved the drumming and songs they sang.” Acme Elementary 5th-grader

“What a great way to have students connect to our community. Our students need more opportunities like this.” Kendall Elementary staff member

“My uncle used to tell me the story about the Basket Lady. It's a great story!” Acme Elementary 6th-grader