For thousands of years, under a winter moon, the Ahtna, Copper River’s first people, have begun their story telling season. Trained storytellers share the Sacred Stories, their Stories of Creation. Younger generations listen. Embedded in memory, traditions are restitched and sacred covenants made clear. Teaching stories follow throughout the year, passed on by respected elders: aunts, uncles, and grandparents. These ways of living in the land and with each other continue an ancient weaving of story, family, wisdom and place.