GOING MILES is a leadership initiative, created for the sole purpose of fostering a positive environment for Indigenous youth to grow and interact with today’s top Indigenous talent, through the medium of the arts. With Indigenous peoples being one of the fastest demographics growing today, a change is needed to lead a more healthy lifestyle with the chance of positive expression, which is at a all time low.
With professional positive role models Going Miles is a program developed to ensure our youth get to experience the potential they have in themselves to create and believe in seeing their thoughts and ideas come to life.
WHAT WE DO
Going Miles strives to Motivate, Inspire, Lead, Empower, and transform our youth to Succeed. Going Miles will provide laughter and learning to complement front line workers and counselors in the community, assisting youth to develop positive attitudes and self esteem in their personal growth and inner development.
Interactive workshops, dance parties, self-esteem building, profound and life changing barrier breaking exercises, performances with youth, keynote speeches, caregiver workshops and professional Indigenous traditional and mainstream entertainment.
We will go the Extra MILE to promote and deliver to your youth and community, tools to assist them in a healthy and holistic lifestyle and positive self expression.
INTERACTRIVE WORKSHOPS ON A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS SUCH AS… YOUTH EMPOWERMENT, LEADERSHIP, PARENTING, EDUCATION, BUSINESS AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT, GANGS, SUICIDE PREVENTION, DRUGS AND ALCOHOL, TELEVISION AND FILM.
WE USE OUR TALENTS TO BRING THE FUN, BOOK US FOR OUR WORLD RENOWN COMEDY HYPNOSIS SHOW, MENTALISM AND MAGIC ACTS, STANDUP COMEDY, LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE AND EVEN OUR AMAZING DJ AND DANCE PARTY SERVICES
THE BEST PART OF OUR JOB IS TO INSPIRE OTHERS AND A GOOD KEYNOTE IS A GREAT WAY TO GET LIFE OFF TO A GREAT START. CONSIDER US FOR YOUR CONFERENCE OR GRADUCATION EVENTS.
MENTORING AND LIFE COACHING
CUSTOMIZED ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS, SMALL GROUPS OR THE LARGEST EVENTS WE HELP YOU DISCOVER AND REALIZE YOUR LIFE’S VISION OR HELP YOU MAKE A DENT IN LIFE’S GREATEST CHALLENGES.
CONFERENCE IN A BOX
ASK US ABOUT OUR CONFERENCE IN A BOX, WE BRING A BIT OF EVERYTHING AND IS AN EASY ONE- STOP-SHOP ALL ENCOMPASSING SOLUTION FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT.
PUTTING ON A CONFERENCE DOESN’T NEED TO BE HARD!
BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP
WE ARE ALL BUSINESS OWNERS AND HAVE LEARNED A LOT THROUGH THE PROCESS. WE CAN HELP BUILD AN ARMY OF THE WORLD NEXT ENTREPRENEURS.
A TEAM OF EXTRAORDINARY INDIVIDUALS
CEO of Going Miles / Celebrity Actor / Motivational Speaker
Dakota House is a First Nations man who has a successful career in acting, facilitating, keynote addresses and interactive workshops. Dakota’s family is from northern Alberta, however, Dakota grew up in an inner-city neighborhood in Edmonton and has also been traditionally adopted by several communities across the nation that he has worked with.
Best known for his role as Tee Vee Tenia on the CBC Series “North of 60”, Dakota has starred in numerous feature films and made numerous guest star appearances in shows such as Heartland and the X- Files. Dakota is a dedicated father with over a decade of sobriety and his background in Martial Arts. Dakota prides himself on being a strong role model for youth. For over two decades he has devoted much of his time to educating youth on motivation, self- esteem and making positive choices. He has travelled across Canada extensively, bringing hope and inspiration to youth through his Going Miles presentations, youth conferences and other special events.
Comedy Hypnotist / Motivational Speaker
Scott is the other half of GOING MILES and was born in the Interlake region of Manitoba. He is a decendant of Sandy Bay Ojibway Nation and has also been traditionally adopted in many communites that he has worked with. In addition to bringing laughter and entertainment to communities, organizations and schools, Scott is world renown for his comedy hypnosis show and is heavily immersed in working with youth and was a past recipient of an Alberta Aboriginal Youth Role Model Award , an Alberta Business Award of Distinction (Youth Entrepreneur), as well as being a 2015 recipient of the Native American 40 under 40 award. Scott Ward now travels extensively across North America as a full-time Comedy Hypnotist and Motivational Speaker. Scott is also a certified Teacher and certified Hypnotherapist and co-author of the business book: “Energize Your Entreprenurial Spirit”.
Hip Hop Artist / Motivational Speaker
Roni Gauthier AKA as Pooky G is an Edmonton based local hip hop artist and freelance aboriginal model. Roni was born and raised in Alberta she has a certificate in Family and Youth Support. Her passion is to empower young people and families to break down barriers by self expression.
Through the art of hip hop Roni is able connect the harsh realities and social barriers young people face today. Roni can identify with many families that were born into substance abuse as she was herself. Roni became aware of what the cycle be for her. She was able to escape that lifestyle through education and expressing hers.
Magican / Faciltator
With over 20 years of magical experience in practically every type of venue, Sean has perfected his skills and as an entertainer.
Sean has won great acclaim with perfomances at casinos such as the Las Vegas Hilton, MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay. He has also performed at state fairs, corporate events and product launches. Sean’s shows are notable for his audience integration that elicit a harmonious combination of amazement and laughter.
Whether your audience requires up-close-and-personal or a grand stage performance style, Sean will customize his show to fit your needs. The spell-binding amazement of Sean Watson is a true crowd-pleaser for an audience of all ages.
Recording Artist / Jounalist / Writer / Motivational Speaker
Multiple-award winning Cree recording artist and journalist, Keith Laboucan, has been tremendously busy in both music and television.
The creative eye-for-detail inside Keith Laboucan has been well documented through the lens of APTN National News & Current Affairs, and Shaw TV Edmonton. His work has been featured in over 10 countries around the world. Keith, a graduate of the NAIT Radio & Television Arts Program, experienced a meteoric rise to success in front of the camera before hanging up the microphone in exchange for documentary-based initiatives. Keith has hosted the Arctic Winter Games twice (2012/2014) and co-hosted the 18th Annual Esquao Awards at the Shaw Conference Center (2014).
In the musical stream, the talented recording artist’s multiple award-winning album, Now or Never (2005) with Reddnation has received celebrity acclaim across the country and internationally, winning five awards, including “Best Rap/Hip Hop Album” and “Best Group or Duo” at the Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards and “Best Rap/Hip Hop CD” at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards (2006/2007). The latest award added to his impressive list is the inaugural “Hot Factor” championship featured on Hot 107 FM – Edmonton’s Hottest Music (2011).
Keith has conducted numerous workshops, motivational speeches and performances of various mediums across North America for two decades and hopes to inspire more people in the future.
Sabre Pictou Lee
Athlete / Scholar / Motivational Speaker
Mi’gmaq athlete and scholar, Sabre Pictou Lee was raised in small town Ontario, with roots in Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick.
After a successful career as an international competitive ski racer, Sabre went on to become a varsity rugby player at Concordia University in Montreal, QC, where she was the only Indigenous student-athlete.
During this time she became exposed to the reality of urban Indigenous racism. After struggling with identity shame, her commitment as an athlete and passion for learning drove her to become an advocate and mentor of Indigenous students, as well as a committee member of Indigenous student recruitment and retention.
She has since completed her bachelor degree with special interest in First People Studies and is now a graduate student at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON, specializing in Indigenous knowledge and methodologies.
Colin Bird aka
Native Comedian / Motivational Speaker
Colin bird aka (Chuck Cease) attended the Indian Teacher Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan and is a member of the Mistawasis First Nation and has made the greater Vancouver area his home for the last 14 years. He is a father of 4 children and plans to have his own Streaming TV Comedy Special this year.
Colin has been facilitating workshops with the Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents in Canada and specializes and provides workshops in the areas of: Understanding Struggles Of First Nation Children In Care, Healing Through Comedy and Aboriginal Cultural Awareness.
Rob Swan aka “KASP”
Aboriginal HipHop Artist / Motivational Speaker / Facilitator
Going Miles welcomes our newest meber to the team, Mult-award winning HipHop artist Rob Swan Rob Swan (KASP), 2016 Winner “Aboriginal Arts Excellence Award” and 2015 Winner “West Coast Rap Album of the Year” Canadian HipHop Awards.