“you brought something extremely special to that room, to each of us gathered there, and to the program --- something that went far above and beyond anything we could have imagined. Your energy, your story, your message, and your open arms were such an amazing thing to behol; the connection to music and the land and the combination of welcoming and educating you did was extremely powerful. I hope that this program can achieve the heights at which you set the bar this evening. There was an energy that remained in that room, and in all of us, long after you left."

~Jonathan Campbell Small World Music at Emergence program opening 2020


“Listening to her, I realized I really need to be more grateful like she is…She is so
young, but also one of the wisest people that I’ve ever heard speak!”

~Audience members at Take Back The Night New Market
Indigenous Hand Drum Performance~


“Your song was beautiful, your words were powerful, and the experience was incredibly
moving. Thank you so much!”

~Matt O’Donnell Senior Special Events Coordinator for AIDS Committee Toronto, AIDS
Walk Toronto
Land Acknowledgement & Hand Drum Performance


“Thank you so much for coming! I have heard nothing but praise for both your
performances, from student and teachers. One student said, “It was the most bestest
day ever!” And a teacher said, “That was the best performance we’ve had at our
school.” The kindergarten teacher said that when they got back to class, the kids
flipped over some buckets and began drumming. One girl said, “This is soft, like when
we were in our mommy’s tummy, and this is loud like when we’re excited!” Everyone
learned something! A little girl said, “I LOVED Aqua’s voice! I just LOVED everything!”
And another teacher said that she loved how you had the kids just mesmerized. The
way you had the kids enthralled was wonderful. Your background in teaching shows.
Thanks again.”

~Catherine Watson Primary Teacher at Stanley Public School
Indigenous Teachings, Hand Drum & Dance Performance~


“We were so honoured and invigorated by your visit. I was particularly impressed
by how quickly and authentically you connected with the students. This is a real gift!”

~Larry Beckwith Secondary Teacher at Unionville High School
Indigenous Hand Drum Circles & Water Teachings~


“Your stories, drumming, and especially your voice will stay with us for awhile. You have
touched many of the learners.”

~Anita Wong Community Literacy Worker at Parkdale Project Read
Indigenous Hand Drum Circles~


“What an impactful learning experience! I’m still talking about it today.
I also really appreciated our debrief session.”

~Amy Scholl K-12 Learning Coach at Richview Collegiate Institute
Elders, Arts, and Indigenous Teachings Workshop~


“Aqua is the best!”
“Great way to tell the story of Indigenous people, opportunity to learn…”
“Aqua is always such a beautiful way to start the forum”

~Women & HIV/AIDS Initiative Staff at Annual WHAI Forum
Land Acknowledgment & Indigenous Teachings~

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