Artistic inspiration and empowerment concert/workshop designed to strengthen and influence youth leadership through entertainment.

Delivered through spoken word, musical performance and intensive instruction the Musical Mentor workshop objective is to compel and enlighten youth towards embracing their potential to achieve personal and professional success.

Time: 45 to an hour

Course Outline:
Students will be given instruction taken from my experience as a professional and accomplished musician in the areas of:
 - What is personal success/prosperity?
 - The importance and opportunity in having dreams/goals
 - Building confidence and faith in yourself
 - Creating, training and conditioning a winning belief
 - Taking responsibility and making the necessary sacrifices
 - Staying grounded and determined

Facilitated by
Rex Smallboy
706 - 251 Union Street
Vancouver, BC
V6A 4C3
Phone: 778 239 2881

Rex Smallboy is a proud, sober, Cree, father, DJ, rap artist, producer and motivational speaker originally from Maskwacis, Alberta (Hobbema) and is now based out of Vancouver, BC. Rex holds considerable history when it comes to the native rap music scene in Canada as one of the founding members of  War Party (era 1995 - 2005) Rex helped make music history when War Party became the first native rap group to have a music video (I’m Feelin’ Reserved) featured on Much Music.

With his community addictions training from the Nechi Institute (Poundmakers Lodge Treatment Centre) Rex also has over 20 years experience in creating political and socially conscious native rap music geared towards making positive change in mainstream society.

With songs that address systemic oppression, cultural genocide, residential schools, substance abuse, domestic violence and suicide Rex has been featured on the Aboriginal People’s Television Network, (APTN) the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (CBC) Much Music Canada, in Now Magazine, Alberta Report, See Magazine, Exclaim Magazine and in the Understandings of Globalization Canadian school textbook.

As executive producer Rex independently released War Party albums The Reign, Exclusive Rez Cutz, The Greatest Natives from the North and The Resistance gaining him national recognition for his music winning 3 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. Rex was also given the great honor to collaborate with rap music legend Chuck D from Public Enemy on the introduction for War Party The Resistance.

Rex received international exposure when War Party was chosen as one of the acts to represent Canada to perform at the World Expo in Nagoya, Japan and for a performance at the Smithsonian Museum for the First Americans Festival.

Rex’s music has been featured in films Adventures of Power, Dreamkeeper, Stryker and the television series Blackstone.

In 2009 Rex was contracted by the Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (SOADI) to produce a youth rap album to help prevent diabetes.

In 2013 Rex was asked to return to the stage for a War Party reunion for the Aboriginal Day Live celebration on APTN.

Rex is currently working as a nightclub DJ in Vancouver, shot a music video for his song “I Got Heart” from his (unreleased) first solo album.

The Nechi Institute, St. Albert, AB — Community Addictions Training (CAT)
 - Youth Addictions
 - Survival Skills for Youth Workers
 - Communications & Ethics
 - Intervention & Assesment
 - Communicating with Youth
 - Addictions
 - Healthy Sexuality
 - Family Disease
 - Personal Growth

2001 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Rap or Hip-Hop Album
2002 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Rap or Hip-Hop Album
2002 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Video

PA Sound system
Laptop projection system
Whiteboard or Flip chart

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