Ojibway Storyteller and White Pine Dancers are two award winning First Nations organizations geared towards sharing the culture within the educational environment.
Through educational and entertaining curriculum, we bring our culture into the schools in a non-offensive and inventive way. Teachers and students come away with a better understanding of the people who have lived and still do live beside them for the past five hundred years.
Aaron Bell, Ojibway storyteller– Aaron is an award-winning curriculum designer (Canadian Tourism Commission, Brantford, Shining Stars), actor, author and speaker. He has been performing for the past twenty years in various museums, schools, theatres and other venues sharing his unique style of First Nations Storytelling.
We have curriculum for grades k-3, 4-6, 7-8 as well as secondary school options. Please visit our website for more curriculum breakdowns, craft workshops and other options!!
White Pine Dancers- White Pine Dancers is a group of family and friends who love to share the culture through dance, story and song. We bring our five performers for our performances and also offer the option of having a live drum. We bring all of our own equipment and we set up and tear down by ourselves.
We offer three distinctly different presentation options:
“Concrete Path” shares with our audience and introduction to the various dance styles of the powwow tradition. This performance is great for all ages.
“Creations” shares with our audiences the story of Creation from the Iroquoian culture. This performance is geared for grades 4-6.
“Path of the Iroquois” shares various social songs and dances of the Iroquois people. This performance is great for all ages!
All performances are 45 minutes long with a 10 minutes q/a
Audience numbers maximum 300
Both Ojibway Storyteller and White Pine Dancers offer one hour, half day and full day programming options