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Calgary Stampede 2007 Sept 2014. CD Release - Thunderbird Spirit. The overall goal on this musical journey was to bring people's attention back to the stars. In aboriginal culture and beliefs the Thunderbird flies between heaven and earth. It is our connection to the spirit world. Beyond the stars we discover galaxies and possibilities beyond our imagination.

This album also succeeded in putting traditional Native American cedar flute into an urban setting. Contrasting the ancient, haunting sound of the flute against the modern day synths and guitars leads to upbeat and interesting melodies and rhythms.
Calgary Stampede 2007 July 2013. Featured Performer - Calgary Exhibition & Stampede 2013. Once again, Dallas Arcand will be featured performing the hoop dance at the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede. In addition to playing a prominent role in the Grandstand Show each evening, Dallas will perform several times daily in the Rodeo event schedule.
April 2012. CD Release: Sacred Sweetgrass. Fans welcome another wonderful, eclectic collection of original native flute pieces by Dallas Arcand. The warm sound of the cedar flute is so beautiful, and the production values of this CD is just - well, you have to listen to it to experience it for yourself!
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Calgary Stampede 2007 March 2012. Contestant for Canada's Got Talent. This season Dallas Arcand was a contestant in one of your favourite TV shows - Canada's Got Talent!


Dallas at World Championship
February 2012. Winner - World Hoop Dance Championships 2012. Dallas Arcand was once again awarded 1st prize at the Annual World Championship Hoop Dancing contest in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and the right to bear the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer. This is the third time that Dallas has earned this honour, having won in both 2006 and 2007.

The chance to clinch the World Champion Hoop Dancer title draws together the very best Native hoop dancers from throughout the United States and Canada for one spectacular weekend of athleticism, speed and grace. And in February, 2012, the world's top hoop dancers showcased their skills in a brilliant presentation of the intertribal hoop dance as they competed for the prestigious title at the Heard Museum's 22nd Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest.

Over the years, the intertribal hoop dance has grown to incorporate creative designs, difficult manipulations of the hoops and intricate footwork. Each dancer presents a unique variation of the intertribal hoop dance, weaving in aspects of his or her distinct traditions and cultures. Individual routines are presented using as few as four to as many as 50 hoops, which are shaped to create a variety of designs including animals, butterflies and globes.
August 2010. CD Release: Modern Day Warrior Dallas Arcand is proud to announce the release of this Cedar Flute Electronica CD. All music written and performed by Dallas with the support of many talented Aboriginal artists. READ MORE
April 2007. CD Release: REZalationzzz... Dallas, a.k.a. Kray‹Z›Kree, is proud to announce the release of his Indigenous Hip-Hop CD, "REZalationzzz..." All music written and performed by Dallas with the support of many talented Aboriginal artists. KZK's distinctive style, part hip-hop and part rap, adds a fresh and unique voice to the contemporary native music scene. READ MORE
July 2007. CD Release: 'Picking Sweetgrass'. A collection of original native flute pieces by Dallas Arcand. "The tunes are melodic, and they are also wonderful, creative soundscapes that incorporate nature sounds as part of the natural background. Sometimes haunting and sometime uplifting – delightful!" READ MORE
Dallas at World Championship February 2007. Winner - World Hoop Dance Championships. For the second consecutive year, Dallas Arcand was awarded 1st prize at the Annual World Championship Hoop Dancing contest in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
August 2006. Featured Speaker for "Healing Our Spirit Worldwide" Program. A talented motivational speaker, Dallas Arcand was a featured speaker for the HOSW program this year. The 2006 Gathering was a celebration of the health and healing of Indigenous Peoples around the world. The gathering was testament of the resiliency, courage, tenacity and the will of Indigenous Peoples everywhere to overcome the barriers to achieving self-determination in health and in healing.
September 2006. Gold Medal Plates - Raising Support for Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Athletes. Dallas was one of several celebrity entertainers on this tour of seven Canadian cities to raise money for Canada's elite athletes. Gold Medal Plates features premiere chefs in fund-raising banquets across Canada. This event raises approximately $1,000,000 each year to support Canadian athletes.
July 2006. Featured Performer - Calgary Exhibition & Stampede 2006. Dallas Arcand was the lead performer of more than 30 Native dancers in this year's Stampede Grandstand Show. In addition to playing a large role in the performance each evening, Dallas performed several times daily in the Rodeo event schedule and on the grounds at outdoor stage venues.

June 2006. World Urban Forum. Dallas was a featured performer at this international congregation, established by the United Nations. The 2006 Forum was held in Vancouver.
February 2006. Winner - World Hoop Dance Championships. Dallas was awarded 1st prize at the Annual World Championship Hoop Dancing contest in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and the right to bear the title of World Champion Hoop Dancer. 2006 was the 16th year that the Heard Museum has hosted this competition. 8,000 spectators attended the two-day event. "I feel awesome. I'm overwhelmed. I almost cried when they announced it, I was so excited," said Arcand. Dallas is the first Cree to have won this title.
   
   
   
   

 

 

"I didn't know my culture until I was 14. I'm 26 now and I'm still learning."