Indigenous Education Assemblies

TWO GREAT OPTIONS TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR INDIGENOUS EDUCATION PROGRAMMING!

OPTION #1: THE LIVE PRESENTATION 
First Nations NBA All-Star Entertainer Q-MACK has a NEW Orange Shirt Day themed live assembly available to your school! 

This powerful 50-55 minute presentation includes the ideal combination of live action and educational video clips outlining the entire Orange Shirt Day story. Appropriate for elementary students K-8, Q-MACK describes the residential school atrocities with a delicate touch and personal insight as his grandparents were directly affected by the system. Born in Brantford, the location of one of Canada's largest residential schools, he has deep ties to Canada's largest reserve The Six Nations of the Grand River where his family have been principals and teachers for 50 years. He's been hired by more than 4000 schools to educate their students and with over 23 years of experience, Q-MACK will engage, educate, and entertain your entire student body leaving them with a powerful message they'll remember for a lifetime.

Subject matter includes:

  • Residential Schools

  • Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing

  • Being Proud Of Your Heritage 

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Equity 

ASSEMBLY DETAILS 

Theme: Indigenous Education Assembly

Availability: Entire 2022-23 School Year

Performance Length: 50-55 minutes

 

Location: Your Gym

Equipment Required: Simply have a projector set up in your gym on a white wall or screen and Q-Mack will link in his own laptop, sound system and microphone.

Presentation Also Includes: Powerful Indigenous Music Videos, Live Basketball Freestyle Tricks/ Juggling/Illusions/and Balancing Acts connecting back to the theme while engaging the students 

Follow Up Materials: Links To Classroom Activities Courtesy of The Orange Shirt Society 

Grade Levels: K - Grade 8

Total Cost: $1195 + HST

If your school requires a double performance to fit all of your students in the gym or would prefer a Primary/Intermediate split, the 2nd performance is available at the discounted rate of $695.

OPTION #2

ON A TIGHTER BUDGET? EXPERIENCE OUR VIRTUAL ORANGE SHIRT DAY ASSEMBLY!

Our acclaimed Virtual Orange Shirt Day Assembly enables you to view the presentation at your convenience as a full school event or in individual classroom settings. Your school's personal link can be purchased for only $299 allowing your entire student body to participate. Last year we had over 100,000 students experience our powerful virtual assembly assisting us in raising $17,000 for our selected Indigenous charities The Woodland Cultural Centre in Ontario and The Orange Shirt Society in British Columbia.

ASSEMBLY DETAILS

Hosted by First Nations NBA Entertainer Q-MACK on location from The Six Nations of the Grand River, your students will learn the true meaning of Orange Shirt Day from the founder Phyllis Webstad herself. In a unique combination of story telling, music, and sports, this powerful assembly also celebrates the fact reconciliation is enabling us to heal and begin to move forward. 

Suitable for Kindergarten to Grade 8, the overall tone of the assembly is 80% of a sombre detailed remembrance and 20% celebratory in nature with the live performances dedicated to the memory of the lost Indigenous students. This keeps the students engaged and provides short bursts of entertainment to enable the younger grades to keep focus for the entire hour.

SPECIAL PERFORMANCES INCLUDED

  • Guinness Record Setting Rapper Duane "D.O." Gibson (hired by 3000 schools)

  • The Wawahte Survivor Stories

  • The N'we Jinan Artists 

  • The Orange Shirt Society from Williams Lake, B.C.

  • Slam Dunk Champion Jordan Kilganon (100 million views on YouTube!)

  • Toronto Raptors Halftime Show Act featuring Canada's Got Talent Finalist Beatboxer Scott Jackson and Electric Violinist Dr. Draw

  • The Ballantyne Project (Indigenous Artwork Story)

A portion of all proceeds from both the LIVE and VIRTUAL assembly options will directly benefit the Woodland Cultural Centre's "Save The Evidence Campaign" and Phyllis Webstad's Orange Shirt Society in Williams Lake, BC.

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