• Dancing as the full moon rises0

    My neck and back were stiff after dancing the night away to the blues/jazz rhythms of Freightrain & Friends, Table Top Three, and the Dosyo:we;h Singers last Thursday at the Full Moon Rising concert in Buffalo NY.

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  • UN Special Rapporteur welcomed to Winnipeg with Jingle Dress Dance0

    WINNIPEG – Portage and Main, the busiest intersection in downtown Winnipeg was closed to traffic and instead rang out with jingles, drumming, whoops, and singing on Saturday morning. UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People James Anaya was being welcomed by more than 600 Aboriginal people and allies. Portage and Main is not

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  • Dance documentary captures work of Santee Smith0

    Haudenosaune choreographer Santee Smith wrapped up production on a documentary film of her work “Kaha:wi – The Life Cyle” this month in Toronto. “Kaha:wi was my first attempt at a major choreographic work. My grandmother passed away, and my daughter was born in 1998.” says Smith. “It was really a key moment in my life.

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  • Dance Responsibly3

    The year Gramma Rovina got sick, we went to longhouse. We were sitting on the bench together, my Onondaga Beaver grandmother keeping me right under her wings, and it came time to dance. I didn’t know she was sick. And for some reason when the women got up to dance she didn’t join in. I timidly stayed by her side, unsure of what to do. The women danced right past me and Gramma scolded me…”go on, get out there!”

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