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3 Crows Productions

Discipline: Storytelling
Homebase: Vancouver
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Languages: English
Themes: First Nations, Inuit, and/or Metis Art, Mental Health, Anti-Bullying, Climate Change and/or Environmentalism
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

Dallas Yellowfly (Siksika Nation) and Alysha Collie (The'wá:lí) 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. 3 Crows Productions are committed to educating the future generations of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through oral storytelling, live theatre and film productions.


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Performance(s)

3 Crows Presents "Qwalena: The Wild Woman Who Steals Children"

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Theatre, Storytelling, Visual Arts
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: 7 - 12
Duration: 90 mins.
Capacity: 2000
Tech Requirements: Large gym, theatre or auditorium capable of complete black out darkness. A trolly or desk to mount our projector.
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$1,245
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,245
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,445
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,445
Vancouver Island North
$1,445
Interior
$1,445
North
$1,695
Remote
$1,695
Kootenays
$1,645
Virtual
$0

*TRIGGER WARNING: Topics include physical abuse, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, and homicide. Indigenous storyteller Dallas Yellowfly brings "Qwalena: The Wild Woman Who Steals Children'' to life in this unique and scary theatrical multimedia storytelling performance. The purpose of this performance is to promote anti-racism, create awareness of the Indian Act, the intergenerational impact of Indian Residential Schools and help youth strengthen their mental health. Qwalena is an allegorical creature that represents the Indian Agents who stole Indigenous children from their families and forced them into government funded Residential Schools. Yellowfly's own father was one of these children. By blending oral tradition, multimedia, mature content and a bit of humour, Yellowfly hopes to promote an understanding of present day impacts of the Indian Act and how youth of all cultural backgrounds can relate to the importance of identifying the intergenerational traumas that exist in our own families.

How Raven Stole the Sun

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Theatre, Storytelling
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 8
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 1000
Tech Requirements: Two electrical outlets and a trolly or desk for our projector.
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$950
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$950
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,150
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,150
Vancouver Island North
$1,150
Interior
$1,150
North
$1,450
Remote
$1,450
Kootenays
$1,150
Virtual
$0

The purpose of this storytelling experience is to include audience members of all cultural identities in a light-hearted interactive theatre version of How Raven Stole the Sun. The story is acted out on stage exploring some of the holistic values, traditions and culture shared by some Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Actors follow Indigenous storyteller Dallas Yellowfly's guidance on stage during his oral narration of the story where each audience member is transformed into their own character for the performance. Yellowfly blends positive humour, improv comedy, high energy performance and audience participation, making the performance educational and memorable. The themes centralize around the importance of having respect for the environment, the importance of Indigenous oral traditions and the medicine of humour.

Intergenerational Impacts of Residential Schools

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Storytelling
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: 7 - 12
Duration: 70 mins
Capacity: 30
Tech Requirements: Preferably Zoom video conferencing | No recording of presentation
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
$0
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$0
Vancouver Island Lower
$0
Vancouver Island Mid
$0
Vancouver Island North
$0
Interior
$0
North
$0
Remote
$0
Kootenays
$0
Virtual
$300

*TRIGGER WARNING: Topics include physical abuse, sexual abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, and homicide. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the Indian Act, Residential Schools and the Intergenerational impacts from two unique Indigenous perspectives. Dallas Yellowfly (Siksika Nation) will discuss the perspective of being the child of a Residential School survivor and the impacts that has had on his life and many other Indigenous families like his. Alysha Collie, (The'wá:lí Nation), discusses the loss of culture in her family due to the intergenerational impacts of the Indian Act. Both discuss the process of educating others while decolonizing their own belief systems. (In-person option available at different rate. Please inquire for more details.)

Workshop(s)

Online Indigenous Storytelling

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Storytelling
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: 4 - 12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 30
Tech Requirements: Preferably Zoom video conferencing | No recording of presentation
Available Formats: Virtual

Lower Mainland
$0
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$0
Vancouver Island Lower
$0
Vancouver Island Mid
$0
Vancouver Island North
$0
Interior
$0
North
$0
Remote
$0
Kootenays
$0
Virtual
$300

In this online storytelling session Dallas Yellowfly (Siksika Nation) and Alysha Collie (The'wàl:li Nation) discuss the importance of Oral Storytelling. The focus for this presentation includes creation stories and Indigenous supernatural beings that have been passed down in both Yellowfly and Collie's families and nations. They will discuss how some Indigenous stories belong to certain families and require permissions while others are shared across several nations. Students will take part in an interactive storytelling exercise and have the opportunity to learn about unique elements that accompany Indigenous storytelling such as masks and drums. (In-person option available at different rate. Please inquire for more details.)


Testimonials & Reviews

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

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