Daniel Richer

Teacher, student, actor, town crier and legend teller are all part of Daniel’s make-up. He has studied not only in Canada but also the U.S., France and Britain and everywhere else his feet have carried him. His quest for history has always been well served. For the past forty-two years, he has played on many stages and cried for many great events and even though he has been quite successful : an emptiness remained : finding his roots plus learning and sharing the First Nation tradition of oral communication. 
He doesn’t limit himself to the Abenaki culture but loves to explore all of the tribes and Nations of North America, he also takes the time to learn about the people and their customs so that the tales can be seen in their proper colors. 
Sometimes funny sometimes serious his presentations have always been well received; proof being his successes in every province and territory of Canada, the States, Bermuda, Belgium, England New Zealand and Australia. 

Curriculum Links

Communicate ideas and information for a variety of purposes; demonstrate understanding of relationships between Aboriginal peoples and Canadian society; describe the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and their environment.

Additional Information

Fees are subject to change for performances and workshops outside of Ottawa.


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Indigenous
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Senior
Seniors
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French
French Immersion

School Performance - Papoose Aki

New Program Residency Performance English

In the sixth season the Elders gathered children around the fire and using the “Bag of Mystery” shared the legends and lessons of Mother Earth. Young students will enjoy this storytelling performance, which includes First Nations Sign language, a sign language game, songs and a dance of friendship.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Maximum:
100
Discipline:
Literary Arts, Drama
Time and Price:
In person:
One performance: 45 minutes $370* + HST
Two performances: same school in one day $570* + HST

Online:
One performance : 45 min (including Q & A) $370 + HST

*Fees are subject to change for performances and workshops outside of Ottawa.
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School Performance - Seven Tales for Seven Teachings

New Program Residency Performance English

Daniel will guide students along the path of his Elders. Seven interactive stories and seven animal totems offer tools to be used in daily life.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
200
Discipline:
Literary Arts, Drama
Time and Price:
In person and online
One performance: 1 hour $595* + HST
Two performances: same school in one half day $995* + HST

* Fees are subject to change for performances and workshops in person outside of Ottawa.
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School Performance - The Dream Catcher and the Wolf

New Program Residency Performance English

Daniel brings students the richness of aboriginal culture and history through his knowledge of Mother Earth, Turtle Island's great teacher. His legends and stories speak of respect and harmony among all living things and demonstrate how everyone is part of the sacred circle of life.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
200
Discipline:
Literary Arts, Drama
Time and Price:
In person and online
One performance: 1 hour $595* + HST
Two performances: same school in one half day $995* + HST

* Fees are subject to change for performances and workshops in person outside of Ottawa.
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School Workshop: Making talking sticks

Residency Workshop English French Immersion

Tribes of Turtle Island kept records of events and reflected on themselves by making talking sticks, or story sticks. These were smooth, flat or round sticks with drawn or burned pictures and decorated with sinew and feathers. Through a little introspection, each participant will make their own talking stick.

Participants:
Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Teachers, General Public
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
In person only
Half day: two 75 minute sessions $315* + HST
Full day: three 75 minute sessions $415* + HST

Materials: $2.50 per student

* Fees are subject to change for performances and workshops outside of Ottawa.
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School Workshop: Map to Legend Writing

Residency Workshop English

Daniel will share his legends, focusing on composition, characters and scenes. Students will then interpret their own versions of these legends through their own writing and illustration, drawing inspiration from Native paintings

Participants:
Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
Maximum:
30
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
In person only
Half day: two 75 minute sessions $315* + HST
Full day: three 75 minute sessions $415* + HST

*Fees are subject to change for performances and workshops outside of Ottawa.


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Seniors Performance: Storytelling and Legends

Residency Performance English French Seniors

Daniel Richer has travelled from coast to coast enjoying our beautiful country. Digging within his Abénakis roots, he shares the richness of Native history and culture. You are invited to share and participate in the lessons of Mother Earth and learn more about Turtle Island (the Americas). Its legends and stories speak of respect and harmony among all living beings and demonstrate how people around the world are part of the sacred circle of life.

Participants:
Seniors
Discipline:
Literary Arts
Time and Price:
In person and online:
One performance: 1 hour $360*+ HST

* Fees are subject to change for performances and workshops outside of Ottawa.
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