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Performance Lab #14: Sacred Speech With Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo

March 21, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Performance Lab #14: Sacred Speech With Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo

Spoken Word & Land Acknowledgement through Indigenous Awareness

The Lab

1. Read some scrolls detailing major genocidal efforts made by this country as a refresher- purposeful disease introduction, land theft, broken treaty promises, residential schools, 60s scoop, etc.

2. Learn about the 7 Grandfather Teachings- Love, truth, humility, wisdom, courage, respect & honesty

3. Intro to spoken word

4. Write their own spoken word

5. Be invited to bridge the knowledge learned in 1 and 2 and spoken word created in 4 to write their own Land Acknowledgement


ASL Interpretation and Auto-Generated Captions will be provided

Pay What You Will

Suggested Donation of $10

What Do You Need To Join?

A Device To Zoom In On

An Internet Connection

Your self

Notebook and pen

About Your Lab Instructor

Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo

Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo is a Treaty 6 Nakota Sioux, Cree & German cultural facilitator, Powwow dancer, crafter/beader, spoken word poet, singer and creative writer with ancestral roots in both Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation and Steinbach, Manitoba. As the Owner & Operator of (Walk-Say Sah-Bah), Sissy offers various cultural performance and education services, including: Powwow dance performance and instruction, story telling, crafting, beading, Blanket Exercise facilitation, youth programming, spoken word poetry and knowledge exchange, among others.

She studied Communications & Journalism at Mount Royal University and has won various awards in the areas of community enrichment, cultural involvement and journalism. For the past 6 years, she has been living her passion of educating Albertans, Canadians & international guests of all ages on Indigenous history, issues & culture through dance, crafting, play and the written word.



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March 21, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pay What You Will
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