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Dulce Middle School

Student responses regarding this presentation at Dulce Middle School on Friday, December 12, 2008

  • “Yes, I liked it because they said true stuff about how you should think of yourself and not worry about what other think of you.”
  • “I learned about stories they had about their tribe.  I liked their presentation.”
  • “Yes, I liked it.  The story taught me who they were.”
  • “I liked the presentation because it was very interesting and informative.”
  • “I liked the program.  The thing that I really liked was the songs they performed.”
  • “They shared their stories about being respectful.  I liked the story about ‘The Three Arrows’.
  • “I liked the dress that TallTree’s mother gave his wife.  I liked it”.
  • “I learned to ‘just be yourself’ and do anything you can and want to do”.
  • “It was very wonderful. I liked the music! It was really good.”
  • “Have I made a difference?  Yes, I have!”
  • “The one thing that jumped out at me was when they said a friend is always beside you and is sticking up for you.”
  • “I liked the music, because it was so calming!”
  • “The one thing I learned was not being ashamed of what your dreams are.”
  • “I liked the music because it was awesome and sounded cool.”
  • “Where ever you go, there you are!”
  • “Yes, I learned something from these people.  I learned that you can do anything.”
  • “I learned you can go all over the world and get paid for it.”
  • “Follow your dreams. It was good!”
  • “Probably to work harder at what I want to be.”
  • “Yea, I liked it.  What I learned is to make a difference.  I really liked the music because it was calming and nice.”
  • “I learned that I can be a warrior or a leader.  I loved today’s presentation.”
  • “So, I loved what I learned about because I can do anything I want to do.  If I put my mind and heart to it I can do anything.  The music was very nice to listen to and it calmed me down and relaxed me.”
  • “It was alright, I guess!!!
  • I liked when Mr. TallTree told the story about the great lakes.

Just a note your way to share with you how positively wonderful the program was that the TallTrees presented to the Elementary and Middle

School students here in the Dulce Independent School District.  I have attached some of the students responses  when they were surveyed about

their opinion of the presentation/s. We appreciate the opportunity to have meet both of the TallTrees and listen to their music, stories, traditional ways.  Our students felt they had a calming effect upon them.

Thank you!


Barbara Ashcraft, DMS Principal

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Last week we did a presentation at La Luz Elementary School in New Mexico. Many times we’re impressed with how the teachers relate to the students, or as they would say, “their kids.” But today was different…
for the second time we met this wonderful principal that everyone relates to as “Mr. G.” Now this is no ordinary principal, but one who goes WAY beyond what one would expect as an administrator of a school. His welcoming smile, his kindness, and his gentle nature towards the kids really touched us. Watching how he respectfully acknowledges each student, by name, as if they were the only one in the whole school…and seeing their faces light up each time that he speaks to them is a memory we will forever keep within our hearts. Thank you, Mr. G., for making this world a better place. YOU truly are a GIFT to the world:-)

PS – Love those morning announcements!

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  This Monday, November 10th, the students and staff of St. Francis de Sales School had the opportunity to attend an inspiring assembly presented by best-selling author Chief Robert TallTree and his wife, motivational trainer Terri Lynn.  This is the second time that the TallTrees have visited our school. Both times, our students have been captivated by the TallTree’s performance, their message and presence. The significance of their stories and poignant music created an atmosphere that was not only educational but soothing and inspirational as well.  The TallTrees have traveled the world with their tales, having been featured on PBS, the BBC, Animal Planet and The Discovery Channel.  In addition to being a best-selling author, Chief TallTree is also a world renowned and Grammy-nominated recording artist and peace advocate.  The TallTrees spoke to our students about the Three Arrows of Power™, which is a Native American Guide to Living on Purpose.  To quote the TallTrees, “Every human being is born with Three Arrows of Power.  Our first arrow is the thoughts we think.  Our elders have taught us that our thoughts are more powerful than an automatic weapon!  So use your thoughts wisely.  Our second arrow is the words we speak.  Words are so sharp that they can cut like a knife.  Every one of us carries these scars.  Our third arrow is the actions we take.  We must learn to help one another and take care of the Earth.  With these arrows, we can change the world.  What a positive and moving message for all to learn!

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