Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays
Themes: First Nations, Inuit, and/or Metis Art, Mental Health, Anti-Bullying, Climate Change and/or Environmentalism
Dallas Yellowfly (Siksika Nation) and Alysha Collie (The'wa´:li´ Nation) are Indigenous educational storytellers from 3 Crows Productions, a unique group dedicated to promoting anti-racism, creating awareness of the intergenerational impact of Indian Residential Schools and helping youth strengthen their mental health. Both are committed to educating the future generations of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through presentations, oral storytelling, live theatre performances and short film productions.
Additional Notes for Website
School Year: 22-23
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: 2 - 9
Duration: 50 minutes
Tech Requirements: Two electrical outlets and a trolly or desk for our projector.
Available Formats: In Person
The purpose of this presentation is to engage audience members of all cultural identities in a light-hearted, interactive theatre version of ?How Raven Stole th Sun while teaching about the holistic values, traditions, and culture of Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Three members from the audience are brought on stage, each developed into their character. Actors then follow Yellowfly's guidance during the narration of the story. Indigenous storyteller Dallas Yellowfly uses positive humour, high energy performance and audience participation, making the performance educational and memorable. The presentation focuses on the importance of having respect for the environment, Indigenous oral traditions, and the medicine humour provides in storytelling.
The most accessible presentation that our students will ever hear in terms of the personal cost of residential schools across the generations of one family... The students and adults, including me, were all transfixed both by your storytelling ability and also your powerful use of multi-media. Sylvia Russell, Superintendent, Maple Ridge SD42
Qwalena was the single most powerful assembly that I have experienced in my ten year teaching career. This is a must see production for every school, student, and teacher in our province Dustin Hyde, Aboriginal Education Teacher, Penticton, SD67
Raven was one of my favourite presentations because you were funny and you make me smile...try to keep your amazing personality with you. Student, Surrey, SD36