Pilamaya Ye (Thank you in Lakota) is a program of music and legends celebrating Native American philosophy toward the earth and its community. Lou Del Bianco brings children onstage to perform Native American stories and songs about the things we have been given, for "the earth doesn't belong to us, we belong to the earth." Students will leave Pilamaya Ye inspired to follow the paths that the original people lived everyday. This is a Character Ed and environmental program filled with interaction, participation and reflection. Also great for Thanksgiving!
Grades K-3 & 3-6
Lou Del Bianco
Respect for the Environment
Little Hawk, dressed in traditional Native American attire, is like a museum exhibit come alive as he plays his wooden flutes and tells stories of the lessons he learned from his grandparents.
In this program, Little Hawk speaks to his audience about the respect that Native Americans have for the earth - and his belief that all humans need to honor, cherish and preserve it. He also shows how his grandfather taught him to use rocks, gourds. conch shells, and more, to make instruments and other useful things.
Students are invited to participate in Little Hawk's Rock and Rattle Band, and he asks them to join his "Good-Heart Tribe" and pledge to make the world a better place.
This program could include a Plant-A-Tree Ceremony or students could do a dance for preservation of our environment.
Grades K-12; College & Adult • Great Family & Community Programs Also Available
Kenneth Little Hawk
Kenneth Little Hawk webpage
|Preserving Our Planet|
A Program On Environmental Awareness
Environmental problems are real and they affect all of us. Children often feel they have no control over the future of our planet and are powerless to change the outcome. This original program created by Scot Cannon focuses on individual responsibility as the answer to saving the Earth.
Using storytelling, movement and active audience participation, Scot encourages students to be aware of the environment and the need for change. He helps them understand the causes of pollution and the importance of conserving water, energy and natural resources.
He assures students that they do have the power to “preserve, conserve and give our planet what it deserves” - explaining the little things they can do to make a difference. Scot believes that teaching children to protect the world is the answer to preserving our planet, and his entertaining, encouraging manner inspires the children to believe it too.