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Candice George

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Prince George
Languages: English

Candice is a traditional singer and storyteller. She is Dakelh from the Northern Interior of British Columbia. Her U'loo (mother) Yvonne George is Stellat'en and U'ba (father) Wilfred George is Wet'su'wet'en. She belongs to the Luksilyu (Caribou) clan and her family crest is Dene Yaz (Little man). All of her late grand-parents inspire her to continue their legacy; to pass on the customs and values of Uda Dene (Ancestors of Long Ago).


Reviews

I've had the pleasure of attending many events that Candice has held at our school, Nusdeh Yoh, a First Nations Choice School. From what I've observed of Candice, she exudes a hard-working, positive attitude and exhibits great leadership. Candice has great school spirit; she shares rich cultural experiences with our students and has a positive, professional attitude. - Mr.Harmen Kailay, Vice Principal of Nusdeh Yoh Elementary
She is a talented dancer and performer - always connecting with her audience. Her enthusiastic work with students and staff makes her a pleasure to work with. Candice is a true professional always looking to improve. She has mentored many colleagues in our school district. Her example to her colleagues has been tremendously professional. She has excellent interpersonal skills and has shown me, students and colleagues that she is able to communicate effectively with others. - Mr. Lee Karpenko, Principal of Duchess Park Secondary School

Performances & Workshops

"The Great War" Oral Histories of the Wetsu'wet'en

Grade Suitability: Grade 7-12
Duration: 90 mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: Screen & Projector, Microphone with stand and sound system.
Fee Range: $785 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$900.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$900.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$900.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$900.00
Vancouver Island North
$900.00
Interior
$800.00
North
$750.00
Kootenays
$800.00

This presentation is designed for an all-inclusive environment. Candice will begin by sharing the oral history of "The Great War". This oral story explains the creation of the traditional governance system, also known as the clan system or Bahlats. Oral histories were told to teach; morals, traditional roles, values and responsibilities. This oral story was told since time immemorial to pass on the history of how the clan system came to be. It also addresses two social justice issues prevalent today; Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman and Men, and the "Me too" movement. This oral history was told to prevent harmful behavior from happening in the future. Candice will follow the story with preventative education and conclude with a question period and honour song.

Oral History through Song and Dance

Grade Suitability: K -12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: Screen & Projector, microphone with stand and sound system.
Fee Range: $785 - $935 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$900.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$900.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$900.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$900.00
Vancouver Island North
$900.00
Interior
$800.00
North
$750.00
Kootenays
$800.00

Skeh Nek'huna Hohdidul'eh: Oral Histories, Song and Dance is suitable for all ages. It is designed for an all-inclusive environment. It is 60 minutes of storytelling, traditional music and dance. Candice strives to instill the importance of passing on oral history, customs & traditions. In contrast, her compassionate spirit will delicately raise awareness of historic policies designed to stop this transfer of knowledge. The overall goal is to recognize the impact of these policies and acknowledge the resiliency of her family, community and all First Nations people.

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