Earth Day – First Nation Dancing

Our community, Redwood Meadows, is built on land leased from the Tsuu T’ina Nation.  We have great opportunities to work with them and to invite them to share their culture with us.  Our new mayor, John Welsh, is carrying forward with this relationship and I believe he is making great strides to strengthening the connection between the Redwood community and the people of the Tsuu T’ina.  Yesterday, as the culmination of the Earth Day celebrations at the community center, several Tsuu T’ina dancers and drummers performed.  I have enjoyed their performances before during their Pow Wow and Rodeo that is an annual event every July but it was great to watch them in this smaller environment.  Here then, are a few images from the dances.  A very warm thank you to the dancers and musicians – it was a wonderful celebration!

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2 responses

  1. Val Erde

    Great sense of rhythm you’ve got in these, Chris. I love their regalia – such fabulous colours and designs.
    🙂

    April 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm

  2. Nice photos Chris. I really like the shots with the warrior in motion. I just don’t have the instincts to get shots like this. The warrior’s face is sharp too! Nice work! -Dave-

    April 24, 2011 at 10:00 am

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