ABOUT US

SAMAYA Entertainment presents WANISKAWIN: ᐊᐧᓂᐢᑳᐃᐧᐣ AWAKE + RISE Tour Featuring Joey Stylez - Suzette Amaya & DJ Staniml. A travelling conference bringing Workshops, Concert & Dance Focused on Balance: Mental / Spiritual / Physical / Emotional Wellness. Our Team works to Inspire young people to overcome their adversities, and see their own gifts, talents and strive to live life in a balanced way that incorporates self love, self care and self awareness! An Indigenous focused Team brings together years of experience working on personal inter-generational trauma, healing, living a clean & balanced, as well as believes that through Culture, Diet & Health, Balance and Goal Setting, Indigenous People will AWAKE + RISE!!! 

OUR GOAL: The Waniskawin Team's Goal is to help Indigenous and Non-Indigenous peoples, to become aware of the realities Indigenous Peoples face, and to Inspire young people to be achieve Balance as taught through the Medicine Wheel. Our High Energy Team incorporates: MUSIC, ART, ICE BREAKERS, FUN-INTERACTIONS, TALKING CIRCLES and VIDEO PRESENTATIONS in our Workshops as well as Keynotes! 

KEYNOTES & WORKSHOPS Include topics such as: Colonization history, Residential School (Physical, Sexual, and Mental Abuse) and the affects on Indigenous Peoples across the Nation, including inter-generational Trauma, The 60s Scoop, Over Representation of Indigenous Peoples in the Criminal Justice System and Prisons, Poverty, Foster Care and the impacts on our Peoples, Social Injustice, Suicide and MMIWG. Our Team suggests that Communities have professionals within their community presents for support for attendees.

OUR CONCERT & VIDEO DANCE. Our Team encourages positive, fun FAMILY TIME! A Concert by Joey Stylez  and by request other recommended Special Guests (We have Amazing Artists to suggest!) and an awesome DJ'd evening by SAMAYA Ent. Owner DJ Staniml aka Stanley Amaya. Bright Lights! Video Screen, BIG SOUND and Fun & Interactive Games to Warm up the Night. 

Our Community Visits suits ALL AGES, we tailor our time with you to fit your Youth requests or Adults needs! (Suggested Ages: 13+ due to topic and content though dance and concert is All Ages). 

THE CONFERENCE

The WANISKAWIN Wellness Tour is to Inspire and Motivate young people!, as well as develop talents, make new friends, and have fun! The traveling conference is made up of a series of interactive workshops, from Mental Well-Being, Physical Well-Being and Social Well-Being. Workshop Topics include: (Communities choose Either 1-2 Days of Workshops and work with Suzette to Plan the Conference)

  • BUILDING CONFIDENCE & SELF ESTEEM

  • ANTI-BULLYING & CYBER BULLYING

  • HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

  • PROMOTION OF LIFE - SUICIDE PREVENTION

  • HEALTHY LIVING - DIET & EXERCISE

  • BUILDING CONFIDENCE & SELF ESTEEM 

  • DREAM BIG - GOAL SETTING

  • THE INDIGENOUS MUSIC & MEDIA INDUSTR

Each Workshop will include:

  • Videos, Interactive activities 

  • Question & Answers 

  • Ice Breakers & Participant Engagement  

  • Take Home Materials

THE DANCE PARTY

 The family dance is a really fun way to get the community to come together for an evening of dancing and socializing. Suzette Amaya hosts this dance with Dj Staniml on the music and the visuals. Staniml plays all the latest mainstream hits, takes song requests and uses a projector screen to play Dance-Along music videos. It's fun and interactive for the crowd and gets the whole community moving! 

 

The Dance follows a performance By Joey Stylez  and ends with a MEET + GREET with the Waniskawin Team!.

  • Free Postcards for Autographs by the Team! will be given out! 

  • Artist Merchandise will be available for sale after the concert - TShirts, Hoodies, Posters