Abenaki Language Gathering
Ndakinna Education Center
Language, Music and Storytelling!
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School Visits and Performaces are offered by Jesse Bowman Bruchac and all proceeds are used to support this website!
Jesse in South Africa coaching Native actors Tatanka Means and Raoul Trujillo for the film Saints & Strangers.
The content of my performances is very flexible based on needs. I usually offer a combination of Native American Stories in both English and Western Abenaki, traditional music on hand drum and flute, as well as discussion on the language and my work as a writer and in film as well my ongoing efforts in language revitalization. Performances can be to an individual classroom or in any size venue.
My performances are usually between 45 and 90 minutes in length.
$500-$2000 depending on length, travel time & other factors.
I'm comfortable and experienced with student audiences from kindergarten through high school. I always tailor the content and focus of my programs to fit the needs of the audience.
My usual programs for schools combine storytelling, Native American music (I play flute and drum and sing traditional Abenaki songs), Native language and place names and a brief discussion of my own work in film and writing and in the areas of language revitalization with time for questions at the end.
I do a maximum of 3 presentations per day of 45-60 minutes each plus as much time as is needed for book-signings.
$1,500 per day plus travel & other expenses
All proceeds from School Visits and Performances are used to support this website!