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Performance Lab #15: Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo

June 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Pay What You Will

Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo, with the text PERFORMANCE LAB #15. Sacred Speech with Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo, Link in Bio. Sissy and text are layered on a background of a bright blue, indigo and orange galaxy.

Sacred Speech

Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo

A prompted writing and sharing spoken word poetry workshop focused around the Indigenous 7 Sacred Grandfather Teachings and their associated animals, including sharing circles & writing activities

Lab Outline

Smudge teaching

Intro circle

Review of term “Indigenous”

Story & teaching about of the Seven Sacred/Grandfather Teachings (Wisdom, Courage, Humility, Truth, Love, Respect & Honesty) & associated animals

Brainstorm/Word Association

Show an example of spoken word

Ask students to write their own spoken word or land acknowledgement focused around the 7 Sacred Teachings

Share what they’ve written

Closing circle

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Pay What You Will
Suggested Donation of $10

What Do You Need To Join?

A Device To Zoom In On
An Internet Connection

Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo is a Treaty 6 Nakota Sioux, Cree & German Indigenous cultural educator, Powwow dancer, singer, crafter/beader, spoken word poet and creative writer from Edmonton, Alberta. She studied Communications & Journalism at Mount Royal University and since then has been living her passion of educating Albertans of all ages on Indigenous history, issues & culture through dance, song, crafting, play, movement and the written word. As a spoken word poet, Sissy also works to awareness to social issues around body image, mental health, race and self-identity. For more information about Sissy, her services and to make a booking, please visit:


June 14, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pay What You Will


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