EDUCATIONAL
PRESENTATION TOPICS

Here are examples of topics that Dan loves to share. All presentations are currently available, and can be adapted to meet specific requests, number of attendees, indoor/outdoor settings, etc...

 

TOPICS OF SPECIAL FOCUS

  • YOUNG WARRIOR SOCIETY CAMPS – Learn about how to coordinate efforts with others to bring our communities back to raising our children in a fun, positive manner. Learn how to advocate for indigenous cultural education, environmental rights, tribal food sovereignty, and improved health for our communities.
    WATCH 2020 The Year of the Warrior!!!  Read about the Young Warrior Society Camp and the many ways in which you can participate.

     

  • YOUTH SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION - Understand the suicide crisis, how it has impacted Native communities and steps we can take to prevent suicide. Presentations specifically for Youth Suicide Prevention, Adult Suicide Prevention, or all ages combined are available.
     

  • SUCCESS – Learn how to find your value and your unique leadership superpowers!
     

  • HUMANITY ~ UNITY - All ages, races, genders, from all walks of life are invited to these workshops. There is no blaming, no shaming, no bullying, no hate, no finger pointing, no blaming, no victims. It is a time of a great Healing and Harmony, a time for Unity and Hope.

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    To view VIDEOS of Dan teaching ~ storytelling ~ playing the traditional flute~ singing ~ drumming ~ please click  on one of these linked  pages:
    Methow Arts Native Culture Series
    TedX Talk - Spokane
    NCESD Arts Integration Project
    Dan's YouTube Channel
    or see more under the "Digital StoryTelling" tab above...

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OTHER ESSENTIAL EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • NATIVE CULTURE - topics such as Understanding Regalia, The Value of Stories, Land Acknowledgement  - VIEW MORE of Dan's guest appearances at Methow Arts; The Power of Sharing History Through Story-Telling! - guest appearance on TEDx Spokane.
     

  • FOOD AND FAMILIES -  This presentation includes a beautiful story Dan tells about his awakening at Standing Rock and the work he continues to do across the country since then. The Food and Families presentation gives a look into the book Dan is currently writing and is very excited to share with the world.

    Foods & Families goes back to our sacred creation stories and the teachings of our sacred responsibilities to the Earth. Attendees will come out of this presentation with a deeper understanding of Native culture, connection to the Earth, the foods and the animals, and why the cultural genocide of our people is something that we must not only confront, but most importantly, what we can do to work TOGETHER. This presentation is a time of HEALING and UNDERSTANDING. Dan takes the participants through this process step-by-step, together, to create a sense of belonging, and to revitalize of our warrior spirit to Stand Up for Mother Earth for our future generations.

  • SONG & DANCE - Dan has been a pow wow dancer for over 28 years. He has some amazing stories and teachings to share from this journey. He has danced and won contests in four different dance styles and also as a pow wow singer. He also has worked as a host drum, head man dancer, pow wow coordinator, master of ceremony, head dance and drum judge and arena director. His trail has brought him from coast to coast, from north to south, and through four provinces of Canada. Dan shares fun, knowledgeable stories and teachings, and is happy to give demonstrations and instructional classes.

    On 7.28.21 Dan posted on his facebook page:
    "I am willing to help support a SINGING CLASS if there is enough local interest. As a singer you have to be committed tho...that's part of it, to be there for the Community when they call upon you...and to know the appropriate songs to be sung. I have a lot of good friends n family that are more accomplished singers than i, who i can call upon to help..."

     

  • NATIVE COMMUNITY HEALTH - Learn about healthy food choices, exercise, and prevention of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, common in Native populations. Dan is a Certified Fitness Instructor for youth and adults thru the Native American Council on Fitness and Exercise. He loves to teach Native dance, show people how he lost 60 lbs in a year and eliminated being pre diabetic. Dan teaches the benefits, enjoyment and fun of walking, MMA self defense, and indigenous games. 
     

  • CULTURAL SENSITIVITY WORKSHOP - a powerful workshop for EVERYONE! 
     

  • GRIEF, LOSS, HEALING - Find wisdom and healing in Native traditions, stories, and prayer through the most difficult times.
     

  • FITNESS LIFE COACH - Dan is a beast of a coach for runners (he has trained champions), dancers, MMA fitness, general workouts, and self-defense. As a coach he is also available to talk about issues - the real deep issues and the importance of clear decision making in a world that is striving to make uncomfortable changes. 
     

  • DRUG & ALCOHOL RECOVERY – Learn through storytelling and Dan’s firsthand experience about the trials of the good Red Road and the challenges of Native sobriety.  Learn how to find and get help, and learn how to offer support to others.
     

  • GENERAL HEALTH & WELLNESS - covers the four aspects of health and wellbeing.
     

  • GAMBLING ADDICTION RECOVERY
     

  • DIRECT ACTION - Dan has a great perspective and stories to share about the spiritual communities where he has served, including eight months at Standing Rock, other trainings and front line warrior actions, and community actions across the nation.
     

  • TV & FILM - Dan shares his experiences working in TV, documentaries, news, and feature film. 

PICS OF SOME PRESENTATIONS IN ACTION

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