Hoops and Harmony
Dance, Visual Arts
Number of participants
Indigenous Cultures, North American History
Children ages 5 - 11, Children ages 12 - 18, Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
About this program
Rhonda Doxtator, a pow wow dancer from the turtle clan of Oneida nation, shares her love of her Indigenous culture in an engaging and heartfelt talk for the first nine minutes of this video presentation. She speaks about the meaning behind her Haudenosaunee name, Kawisaha, which means ‘She is Carrying Ice’, and describes the powerful role of hoop dancing. In the final four minutes, viewers are treated to a hoop dancing performance that brings together all the elements of Rhonda’s talk and offers a glimpse of what one might experience at a pow wow here on Turtle Island.
One performance: 1 hour (incl. Q& A) $470 + HST
Two performances: same school in one day: $870 + HST
Online: Video On Demand
One performance: 13 minutes video + 45 minute online meeting with the artist $270 + HST
Each additional meeting: $60 + HST
Maximum: 500 participants for the video, 60 participants for the meeting.