October 13, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

First Nations Music & Culture (Cree)

with Walter MacDonald White Bear
Walter MacDonald White Bear
Grade 3–6 Indigenous arts Music Workshops

Musician and teaching artist Walter MacDonald White Bear (based in Calgary) shares music and cultural teachings from his Cree heritage, including the Medicine Wheel, the drum, and the native flute.

Objectives: Music, Social Studies, Indigenous Studies

Teacher Guide DVD – Audio and Video Tracks on YouTube

Learn more about the artists

Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.

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