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Candice George

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Prince George
Languages: English

Candice is a traditional singer, storyteller and cultural facilitator. She is Dakelh from the Northern Interior of British Columbia. Her U'loo (mother) Yvonne George is Stellat'en and U'ba (father) Wilfred George is Wet'su'wet'en. She belongs to the Luksilyu (Caribou) clan and her family crest is Dene Yaz (Little man). All of her late grand-parents inspire her to continue their legacy; to pass on the customs and values of Uda Dene (Ancestors of Long Ago). In addition to her extensive cultural knowledge, she also has a decade of experience in working with young people.


Reviews

I've had the pleasure of attending many events that Candice has held at our school, Nusdeh Yoh, a First Nations Choice School. From what I've observed of Candice, she exudes a hard-working, positive attitude and exhibits great leadership. Candice has great school spirit; she shares rich cultural experiences with our students and has a positive, professional attitude. - Mr.Harmen Kailay, Vice Principal of Nusdeh Yoh Elementary
She is a talented dancer and performer - always connecting with her audience. Her enthusiastic work with students and staff makes her a pleasure to work with. Candice is a true professional always looking to improve. She has mentored many colleagues in our school district. Her example to her colleagues has been tremendously professional. She has excellent interpersonal skills and has shown me, students and colleagues that she is able to communicate effectively with others. - Mr. Lee Karpenko, Principal of Duchess Park Secondary School

Performances & Workshops

"The Great War" Oral Histories of the Wetsu'wet'en

Grade Suitability: Grade 7-12
Duration: 90 mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: Screen & Projector, Microphone with stand and sound system.
Fee Range: $845 - $945 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$900.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$900.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$900.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$900.00
Vancouver Island North
$900.00
Interior
$900.00
North
$800.00
Kootenays
$900.00

This presentation is designed for an all-inclusive environment. Candice will begin by sharing the oral history of "The Great War". This oral story explains the creation of the traditional governance system, also known as the clan system or Bahlats. Oral histories were told to teach; morals, traditional roles, values and responsibilities. This oral story was told since time immemorial to pass on the history of how the clan system came to be. It also addresses two social justice issues prevalent today; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman and Men, and the "Me too" movement. This oral history was told to prevent harmful behavior from happening in the future. Candice will follow the story with preventative education and conclude with a question period and honour song.

Skeh Nek'huna Hohdidul'eh: Oral History

Grade Suitability: K -12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: Screen, NEC Projector, Microphone with stand
Fee Range: $845 - $945 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$900.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$900.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$900.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$900.00
Vancouver Island North
$900.00
Interior
$900.00
North
$800.00
Kootenays
$900.00

Skeh Nek'huna Hohdidul'eh: Oral History, is suitable for all ages. It is designed for an all-inclusive environment. This presentation is 60 minutes of storytelling and traditional music. Candice strives to instill the importance of passing on oral history, customs & traditions. In contrast, her compassionate spirit will delicately raise awareness of historic policies designed to stop this transfer of knowledge. The overall goal is to recognize the impact of these policies and acknowledge the resiliency of her family, community and all First Nations people.

Skeh Nek'huna Hohdidul'eh: Traditional Music

Grade Suitability: K -12
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: Screen and Nec Projector, Microphone with stand
Fee Range: $845-$945 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$900.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$900.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$900.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$900.00
Vancouver Island North
$900.00
Interior
$900.00
North
$800.00
Kootenays
$900.00

Skeh Nek'huna Hohdidul'eh: Traditional Music, is suitable for all ages. It is designed for an all-inclusive environment. It is 60 minutes in duration; 20 minute power point, 30 minute performance, with a 10 minute question period . Candice will perform traditional songs, share her personal journey, traditional kinship as well as traditional protocols. This presentation will explore the strong connection First Nations people have to the environment, and introduce the traditional clan system. The overall goal is to help the audience understand how significant drumming and music is for First Nations people, the importance of passing on oral tradition, and acknowledging their resilience . Lastly, broaden the understanding of the rich history and cultural teachings of traditional music.

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