School Lecture, Presentation, and Performance.

“And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people as one of many hoops that made one circle”
~ Black Elk 
Format: Indigenous style hoop dance demonstration, drumming and singing, native flute playing, lecture on topics involving Indigenous history, and cultural origins presentation.

Presented by:  Three-time world champion hoop dancer: Dallas Arcand

Time: 30 to 60 minute depending on scheduling with classes.

Our ancestors always lived off of the land and were in balance with the seasons as they changed. Indigenous peoples of their continents and countries had to be master stewards of the land, its ecosystem, knowledge of medicine plants, herbs, natural foods, and animal proteins. The circle of life teaches us and reveals our sacred connections to the world around us, the energies in divine beings, and about balance of the universe.
This school type format will focus on educating and engaging students in learning about Indigenous culture pertaining to North American history. Dallas Arcand will demonstrate, explain, and share collective knowledge about the protocols involved and associated with Indigenous culture. This presentation will emphasize the connections Indigenous culture has to the land, the correlations in the natural world and how we utilize organic elements for our everyday lives.
  • Introduction and interpretation to Indigenous musical sounds with a performance of the drum honor song and the flute mother earth song.
  • One hoop and circle philosophy explained in which Dallas will interpret and perform with his hoop skills and knowledge. In addition, Dallas will be sharing knowledge about medicine wheel teachings and how they work.
  • The story and history of 13 hoops in which Dallas will first tell the story and Indigenous knowledge that’s connected to the moon cycle and the medicine wheel teachings.
  • Performance in which Dallas will dance, perform, and demonstrate Indigenous style hoop dancing to traditional powwow music.
  • Question and answer time adding to the conclusion of the performance.
Written by: Dallas Arcand 2023 ©