Wigwam Chi-Chemung: Powwow Dance Workshop
*The event has already taken place on this date: Wed, 08/19/2020
As part of this Summer's Wigwam Chi-Chemung programming, Myseum of Toronto and Elder Dr. Duke Redbird present an online participatory experience examining the significance of dance in Indigenous culture, and an opportunity to learn Powwow dance .
This event happening via Zoom will feature a poetry reading by Elder Redbird, a dance performance by Nimkii Osawamick (Wolf Clan) and a performance and dance workshop facilitated by Angela Miracle Gladue (A Tribe Called Red).
Join us for this family friendly event, which is a unique opportunity to learn about and participate in Powwow dance from the comfort of your own space (home, office, etc.).
"Dance is not only a way to proudly express my identity as a Nehiyaw Iskwew (Cree woman) but is a way of life that has consistently grounded me emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually and has been a great source of strength through times of trauma and grief. For me, dance is healing but is also an expression of freedom, celebration of life and how I choose to honour my culture, friends and family. I’ve been given this gift by my community since I was a little girl and I believe I have a responsibility to share any knowledge of these dances that I have back to the community and am very proud to be a part of the Alberta arts scene that has given me the platform to do so since 2003. Ay-Hay (Thank you) and I hope to continue sharing for many years to come." -Angela Miracle Gladue
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