This collection features resources to support learning about (and how to do) various forms of Indigenous dance.
Explore the elements of art, culture, and identity through this guided lesson based on Leah Dorion's "The Giving Tree: A Retelling of a Traditional Métis Story." We are connected through place and culture! The values, beliefs, traditions, religion, natural environment, recreational activities, music, dance, and art that surround us help to form our identity. We share, listen, learn, and grow from and with each other. Students will think about their own identity and the many pieces that make them unique as they create a painting in the style of Leah Dorion's work.
Bebe jumps at the chance to play a drum when she and Mo are invited to visit a First Nations powwow with Bob Goulais, while Gavin learns all about totem poles in British Columbia.
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This comprehensive site from North East School Division provides resources for:
*Elementary Students - Arts, Social Studies, ELA, Health, Science
*High School Students - Arts, Social Studies, Math, Health, Science, French, ELA, Drama, PAA, Psychology
*Adults & Teachers
Sarah Shuttleworth has been Métis-style jigging since the age of four and loves to share her love for the dance whenever given the opportunity. The Red River Jig originates from the Red River Settlement, now commonly known as Winnipeg, and is the dance of the Métis people.
Métis culture will continue to be lived and celebrated when we pass our knowledge on to the generations who follow us.
Everyone is on a learning journey. While exploring historical and contemporary Métis ways of knowing and doing, these learning packages provide knowledge and understanding for students and teachers. Topics include: Traditional Harvesting Methods, Geographical Terms, Music and Dance, Conversational Michif, Beading, and Traditional Foods. The lesson plans and videos highlight Knowledge Keepers walking in the tall prairie grass, Elders preparing la galette (bannock), students learning Michif numbers, and family greeting each other for tea. We hope these resources will assist you in your learning.
Learn how to do Men's Fancy Dance step by step
Virtual Exhibit (Touring Exhibit Available)
Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins
1. “The Origin” or telling of a story of where something originated
Powwows are Indigenous cultural celebrations where many forms of dance styles are performed as part of the ceremony. These social gatherings, held across North America, bring people together to sing, dance and share teachings all while celebrating Indigenous culture. Each dance style has a meaning or origin story and a specific purpose. Regalia, the distinctive clothing and ornamentation worn by the dancers, corresponds to the different dance styles.
Powwow! OchÎwin the Origins was created by Patrick and Marrisa Mitsuing of Powwow Times. Working with a diverse team of Indigenous Artists they assembled each of the individual dance regalia on display. During the 2019 and 2020 Powwow season, they met with knowledge keepers across North America to record the origin stories of the dances they perform.
The dances are: Men’s Traditional, Men’s Fancy, Men’s Chicken, Men’s Grass, Women’s Traditional, Women’s Fancy and Women’s Jingle.
The mission of the SICC is to strengthen and support the overall education, retention and revitalization of the five First Nations languages in Saskatchewan.
This Virtual Keeping House displays paintings and artifacts from our First Nations people. It will be a significant First Nations’ museum, art gallery, library and archives.
The site includes information on:
Events and Programs
Gift of Song and Dance
Pow-wow to the First Nations people of Saskatchewan is a way of life and a symbol of cultural survival. There are more Pow-wows here in Saskatchewan on an annual basis than any other province or state in North America. Saskatchewan Pow-wows can be labeled as the best in North America as the dancers and drum groups are proven champions throughout North America. This dance form is traced to the Omaha and Pawnee people of the southern United States and came north through the Dakota people.
This site gives background knowledge on the history of Pow-wows and describes contemporary Pow-wows. It outlines different dance styles and regalia.
From University of Saskatchewan Archives.
Niimin shows Janaye some Fancy Shawl Dancing footwork, and shows off her skills in Studio K.Make sure and SUBSCRIBE to be the first to know about new shows, ...