It’s Never Too Late… NDN Time
“Where focus goes, energy flows.”
A motivational speech and story in achieving excellence!
Presented by: Entrepreneur / Artist – Dallas Arcand
Time: 20 – 40 minutes
When I was 14 years old sitting in a jail cell contemplating my life I thought about what to do with my freedom. Shortly after being released I moved to my rez and connected to my culture, through family, community cultural camps, sweatlodge ceremonies, and pow-wow. Prior to this I lived a very broken life, broken promises, addictions, and traumatic events. Thankfully I’ve been able to turn all of it around by investing my efforts, time, and focus into Indigenous culture, education, and the arts.
The elders in my community and at the ceremonies they always encouraged me to go to school to improve myself and learn about the world. I’ve learned to utilize my street smarts and survival skills in the world by thinking like our indigenous ancestors because they didn’t have many of the luxuries that we all have today. So I’ve broken it down to a simple formula of always going on the hunt like a warrior, to respect the land and always make proper offerings, observe your environment and surroundings, planning and preparation is key to successful survival, and balance of life process.
“When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive.”
- Self-sufficiency and life balance
- Understanding time and energy
- Indigenous culture and education
- Empowerment and spiritual enlightenment
- Three concepts of ‘Indian’ time
World champion Hoop Dancer Dallas Arcand: http://www.dallasarcand.ca
World Famous Motivational speaker/entrepreneur Tony Robbins: https://www.tonyrobbins.com
Written by: Dallas Arcand 2019©