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Playing in the sand draws large crowds

A choir from Six Nations directed by Robin Maracle and known as Dwae Na Ga Das performed recently in Niagara Falls at the dedications of the new Niagara Falls Sand and Sculpture Exhibition. Sculptors turned their talent to a little used medium, sand, to create some amazingly intricate structures. The exhibition is not only a

A choir from Six Nations directed by Robin Maracle and known as Dwae Na Ga Das performed recently in Niagara Falls at the dedications of the new Niagara Falls Sand and Sculpture Exhibition.

Sculptors turned their talent to a little used medium, sand, to create some amazingly intricate structures.

The exhibition is not only a grand spectacle, but also an educational event for a wide array of visitors.

The sculptors were asked to depict important people of the War of 1812 and they produced finely detailed figures of Tecumseh, Maj, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Michael de Salsberry, Canadian heroine Laura Secord, and many others.

The event took place at the Memorial Arena and covered 16,000 square feet (1,487 sq. meters), bringing 17 of the greatest sculpting masters from throughout Canada, the USA, Russia and Europe. About 6,622,517 pounds of sand were dumped on site for the artists to use. Some works stood 22 feet tall, which was the maximum allowable height.

The choir was pleased to perform a song in Tuscarora, Mohawk and Cayuga before local politicians and dignitaries. Other Six Nations representatives at the event included Elected Chief William Montour, Councillors Bob Johnson Ava Hill and Helen Miller. Confederacy secretary Leroy “Jock” Hill was on hand to do the opening Ganohonyo’k.

Members of the Dwae Na Ga Das choir include Angelina Bomberry, Miss mini-Six Nations Kayne Martin, Eric Martin and CC Martin, Little Miss Indian Princess.

Featured Image: The Dwae Na Ga Das youth choir under the direction of Robin Maracle, performed at the Niagara Falls Sand and Sculpture Exhibition which attracted world renowned sand sculptors from around the world. The topic was important people of the War or 1812. Members of the choir are, from left; Angelina Bomberry. Miss mini-Six Nations Kayne Martin, Eric Martin and CC Martin, Little Miss Indian Princess.

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  • June Kreis
    October 2, 2013, 12:58 pm

    Incredible, wish you showed the whole thing, and would like to know if it is still on display and if so for how long?

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