Aboriginal DANCEPL3Y Resource

Aboriginal DANCEPL3Y Resource

taught by Roxane Letterlough

Course description

Dances and lesson ideas are designed to develop physical literacy as students discover music and movements from Aboriginal communities across Canada.

Roxane Letterlough
Roxane Letterlough

Roxane holds a Masters in Education with a focus on Indigenous Knowledges and Indigenous Pedagogies. She is a Ph.D. student with the University of Waikato researching with women who attended residential schools and their experiences with physical literacy. She is from St'at'imc Nation and currently works as Thompson Rivers University in the Faculty of Education.   

"When I choreographed the songs for the Aboriginal DANCEPL3Y resource, it was a collaborative effort with local Elders, community members and students. We  worked together to find the appropriate movements that are culturally appropriate and relevant. This technique required us to hear many of the Aboriginal stories and learn about the different perspectives when creating these movements. Our choreography process is an immersion of a cultural experience." - Roxane

Course Curriculum

Welcome to the Aboriginal DANCEPL3Y Resource
Meet the Choreographers
We Are Circling by Buffy Sainte-Marie
Important to Us by N'we Jinan Artists
Dancin' On The Run by Inez Jasper
Hina Na Ho (Celebration) by Susan Aglukark
Lil'wat7ul by Kalan Wi
Prettybrown by Fara Palmer
Single Feather Remix by Black Bear (feat A Tribe Called Red)
Sisters by A Tribe Called Red (feat Northern Voice)
Smoke Dance (Remix) by Chief Rock the Relentless Warrior
Travelling Song by Laura Grizzlypaws
Aboriginal DANCEPL3Y Resource Music (Buy on iTunes)