Storyteller Gil Payette
Grafton, New York
We were very sad to learn that Gil Payette passed away on September 15, 2019. You may read
his obituary here.
Gil has been telling Native American folklore for over ten years. His
introduction to storytelling was in the southwest at Tucson, Arizona.
He often travels with a six-foot story stick and has Native American
flute music as background to his tellings. Gil has been recorded on
CDs; Now You Will Know My Words Are True and Story Shaman. He has
printed a storytelling workbook and story calendars which he has
Gil has performed at numerous venues to include: US Forest Service /
Sabino Canyon Recreational Area, Canyon Ranch Resort,
Western National Parks Association and Arizona Historical Society to
mention a few. He has been associated with festivals, historical sites,
library and school humanities programs.
Audiences: Children, Adult, Group, Family and Seniors
Programs: Retelling Native American Folk Tales, Keynote [Powerpoint
type] Slide Presentations about Animal Spirits, Bison - Traditional
Uses of the Buffalo, Indian Lodges, Sticks & Weapons, Many Moons,
Tribes of Arizona and such, Lecture Programs on Storytelling to
include S.T.O.R.I.E.S. - A Practical Guide To Storytelling [Stories,
Types, Ownership, Rehearsal, Instincts, Enjoyment & Showmanship].