A man is looking at Pow-Wow dancers!
A pow-wow is a social gathering held by many different Native communities. A modern pow-wow is a specific type of event for Native people to meet and dance, sing, socialize, and honor their cultures. There is generally a dancing competition, with many different types of traditional dances, music and regalia, often with significant prize money awarded.
This is a time to renew thoughts of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage. Originally a Pow-wow, or “celebration” as it was called in the old days, was held in the spring to welcome the new beginnings of life. Often different tribal nations would come together for the occasion.
A throwback to our Indigenous Day celebrations last month with our beautiful dancers performing in our mini pow wow!
If you're heading to the @CalgaryStampede this weekend, consider visiting @csindianvillage to see the festivities & learn more about the culture and traditions of Treaty 7 First Nations. #ChinikiCulture#FirstNations#IndigenousDance
“To rematriate is to return to the source. In response to the patriarchal systems that hold society hostage to continual technological advancement and an ever-growing disconnection to reality, this solo seeks to articulate potential pathways to peace and presence that are grounded in contemporary Indigenous feminism,” says dancer and choreographer Olivia C. Davies. Check out her solo performance #Rematriate on July 9 (7pm) & July 11 (9pm) at the Firehall Arts Centre - as a part of the Dancing on the Edge festival ✨#IndigenousDance#IndigenousFeminism#DancingontheEdge#VancouverArts#ODelaArts
We are Dancing around the Yukon this summer! This is where you can catch a show! Adaka Cultural Festival - June 30th - KDCC 2:20pm
Canada Day - Shipyards Park 1pm
GUNA Tribute Concert - Debut of our new song collaboration with @matteppmusic “Guna” - July 2nd - 7pm - Adaka Festival
Dawson City Music Festival Kick Off Concert featuring DJ DASH @dashdjmusic - Palace Grand Theatre - July 19th
CTFN Pole Unveiling Ceremony - July 27th - Carcross Yukon
Moosehide Gathering - July 28th - Moosehide Village
Haa Shiyi - Our Songs, August 18th - Carcross Commons #dakhkákhwaándancers#dancers#indigenous#hoohaa#yukonfirstnation#inlandtlingit#indigenousdance#canada#canadasnorth
Sovereignty, in the words of our elders and spiritual leaders, is a right to our existence. The ultimate power of that existence, our Pueblo Way of Life, comes from the Creator.
It was the Creator at the time of our Emergence, traveling from the spiritual world into this physical world that gave the breath of life to us. The Creator gave to us the Gifts with which to maintain our collective wellbeing emotionally, physically and spiritually along our journey.
We were given the Original Instructions to fulfill our purpose, our sacred trust. That process of conscious engagement is daily, as the Sun rises and when it sets, from season to season, with all of the elements of prayer that provide us with our understanding of our place in this Universe and our role with all our relations and with humanity, with the human ecology, guided by a sense of humaneness.
That sense of humaneness guiding our relations with all things, we define as our core values. When we no longer live by our core values, we will perish because we would have lost our way and our connection to all things will be broken. Nothing will be sacred. It would be the death of the life of the spirit of our people. Our sacred trust is to maintain the knowledge and the spirit of the Original Instructions to maintain the right to that existence.
Our Mother Earth is an essential part of that sovereignty. It is where we came from and it is where we will return. What we do to her, we do to ourselves. -Regis Pecos (Cochiti Pueblo)
Photo: Cruz Perez, Cochiti (date unknown)