Dan has been working for several decades as a Native cultural ambassador-teacher and public, motivational speaker. He has done presentations from the fourth grade to college level classes; enjoys promoting youth empowerment, spiritual wellness and healing of our wounded spirits; and, excels in community activation and Young Warrior training camps. Some of his educational presentations are being videoed for public viewing on sites such as Dan's YouTube Channel, Honor All Life Podcasts, TEDx Talks and the Methow Arts Foundation's cultural resources.
His educational presentations are impactful and entertaining, honest and informative. This is a very powerful time in history. It is very important that our Indigenous voices be heard by today’s youth. There are natural laws, spiritual laws, protocols—all rites of passages that teach us about respect and honor. There is history to bring to our hearts so we may heal and move forward together, united on a better path. Dan is currently writing a book, and creating educational videos, music and engaging activities to bring to classrooms and/or community events.
A Letter of Recommendation from
Ms. Sarah Fox - Nature Immersion Coordinator/Lead Teacher
Paschal Sherman Indian School, Omak, Washington
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TOGETHER WE SHALL RISE
Here are examples of presentations that Dan loves to share and are currently available. All presentations can be adapted to meet specific requests, number of attendees, indoor/outdoor settings, etc...
FOODS & FAMILIES PRESENTATION
This is a beautiful story Dan tells through his awakening at Standing Rock and the work he continues to do across the country. This presentation also gives a look into the book Dan is currently writing and is very excited to share with you.
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.
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 PRESENTATION
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.
SPECIAL TOPIC PRESENTATIONS
Dan's areas of expertise as a presenter are many. Other topics that he has spoken on include, but are not limited to:
Young Warrior Society Camps - Coordinate efforts to bring the community back to raising our children in a fun, positive manner. Advocate for indigenous cultural education, environmental rights, tribal food sovereignty, and improve health for our communities. ~ Watch 2020 The Year of the Warrior!!!
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.
Drug & Alcohol Recovery - Trials of the good Red Road and the challenges of Native sobriety.
Grief, Loss, Healing - Find wisdom and healing in Native traditions and prayer through the most difficult times.
Suicide Awareness & Prevention - Understand the suicide crisis, how it has impacted Native communities, and steps we can take to prevent suicide - this includes classes for the Youth on Youth Suicide Prevention.
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, and teach the benefits, enjoyment and fun of walking, MMA self defense, and Indigenous games.
Cultural Sensitivity Workshop - a powerful workshop for EVERYONE!
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, as well as a community actions across the nation.
Life Coach - in progress at this time, please stay tuned if interested. Dan is a beast of a coach for runners (he has trained champions), dancers, MMA fitness, workouts, and self defense. He is also called upon to talk about issues, the real deep issues, and decision making in a world that is striving to make uncomfortable changes.
Health and Wellness - covering the four aspects of health and well being.
Gambling Addiction - more to be added
TV and Film - Dan shares his experiences working in TV, documentaries, news, and feature film.
CONTACT Dan directly for more information and arrange for a presentation for your school, workplace, or community group. He is always happy to create a presentation, class, or seminar customized to your needs and interests.