Tuesday, January 22, 2013

First Nations Dance Presentations

Derek loves having the opportunity to share our culture with people.  He believes that all cultures have beauty and the more we share with one another the better off we will all be.

When Adrian shares the story of the origins of the flute, the students always think it involves eagles or other majestic birds.  When they hear it is from the woodpecker it amuses them and hopefully makes them realize that we all have something to contribute no matter what other's perception is of us.

The hoop dance is a great way to demonstrate to students that we are all connected.  That we all need one another, not just the human race but all things.

Our smiles are genuine.  I can't imagine doing anything else.  Thank you for reading and for inviting us into your communities.  

This is what I should be doing during the downtime in our school visits.

This is what I am actually doing.... Tetris can be so addictive.

We received this drawing from a student recently after a presentation.  It's these little things that make our visits awesome. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Aboriginal Studies class - Workshops in the Class Room

Workshops in the class rooms make for very interesting discussions, we enjoy taking questions as well as teaching how to make a variety of crafts.   

Classroom workshops for us have varied from grade school to high school.  Being able to use limited space effectively is what we are good at.  We are able to offer social dancing & team building workshops, beading workshops, textile and designs.

We provide all materials for beading workshops, excellent for high school level. Great semester long projects.

Smaller beading projects

Also offering design workshops for Powwow style outfits as well as Haudenosaunee style.

All projects workshops will be customized to fit your schedule.