Children’s author keeps Native American storytelling alive

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An internationally-renowned children’s book author, is helping to share the art of Native American storytelling among future generations.

Emmett Garcia recently completed a “Giving Back to the Community” project in which he traveled throughout New Mexico and performed storytelling to students and children at schools and nonprofit organizations.

Garcia joined the KRQE This Morning team to discuss his storytelling. Watch above.

Garcia, a member of the Santa Ana pueblo in New Mexico, has authored two award-winning children’s books including the “Coyote and the Sky” and “Sister Rabbit’s Tricks.”

He has performed music and presented Native American storytelling at international events and prestigious venues including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in both in New York City and Washington D.C., Sundance Film Festival, and more. He has traveled the world sharing his stories with audiences in Japan, Peru, England, New Zealand, Singapore and Italy. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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