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Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: Workshop with Charles Koroneho

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Aboriginal Dance Training recently began classes, running August 7th through 31st at Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto…

Dancers of Damelahamid: A Living Tradition of the Gitxsan Nation

Coming up July 22nd on Granville Island, the All Over the Map performance series by Vancouver-based presenter New Works will be featuring the Dancers o…

Kahnawake Powwow: 22nd Anniversary Celebration

This past weekend, July 14th and 15th, was the 22nd Anniversary Kahnawake Powwow, located in Mohawk territory on the south shore of Montréal. This cultur…

Copper Maker Dancers: Culture Bearers of the Kwakiutl Indians

This video highlights an important indigenous group of North America, the Kwakiutl Indians. Their heritage of ancestral songs and sacred dance, as well …

Canada's Got Talent: Sagkeeng's Finest

Back on May 14th, Canada’s Got Talent announced the winners of its first season. Down to the wire, the final three competitors were the hip hop crew Fre…

Feel the Inukness: Short Film by Becky Qilavvaq

This quirky short film by Iqaluit filmmaker Becky Qilavvaq has caught a wave of viewers around YouTube recently. Feel the Inukness stars actor …

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival: Jesse McMann-Sparvier

In Vancouver March 8th through 11th, the Dancers of Damelahamid present the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival in partnership with the University of …

Raven Spirit Dance: Gathering Light

The Vancouver-based, Aboriginal contemporary dance society Raven Spirit Dance recently shared this ten-minute video excerpt of Gathering Light. …

Canadian Aboriginal Festival: Men's Fancy Competition

The Canadian Aboriginal Festival took place November 17th through 20th in Toronto. Now in its 18th year, this multi-disciplined event offers shopping, f…

Byron Chief-Moon: Multi-Talented Artist

This video highlights the multi-talented artist Byron Chief-Moon, as described by documentary film director Marlene Millar. He will be among the Vancou…

Louis Riel Métis Dancers: The Reel of Eight Dancers

Today at noon in Vancouver at The Dance Centre’s Discover Dance series, the Louis Riel Métis Dancers share some of our Canadian heritage’s lively jigs, …

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: Medicine Bear

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre recently released these video exerpts of its latest work Medicine Bear, which was co-produced with the Woodland Cultural C…

Black Grace: Pacific Contemporary Dance

The Banff Centre just wrapped up its July 15th through 17th run of Migration, a Canada/New Zealand Aboriginal dance collaboration between Red Sk…

 

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre brings together dance and lacrosse

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre Artistic Director Santee Smith was commissioned to choreograph a new contemporary work combining lacrosse an...

 

Yvonne Chartrand wins Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award in dance

Contemporary choreographer, dancer and Métis jigger Yvonne Chartrand won the Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for dance. Chartr…

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: Here on Earth

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre is set for a short Ontario tour including North Bay May 27th and London June 4th. The company will be presenting Santee Smith’s …

Red Sky's Sandra Laronde earns honorary degree

Sandra Laronde, founder and artistic director of Red Sky Performance, has been chosen to receive an honorary degree from Trent Uni…

Dance of the Warrior: Ghost Dance

Here is an excerpt of the 2001 film Dance of the Warrior directed by Marie Brodeur. According to the National Film Board of Canada’s website, th…

Blackfoot dance history returned to the community

On June 21st, coinciding with National Aboriginal Day, a large piece of traditional Blackfoot (Kainai) knowledge was handed back t...

Canada's cultural program at Expo 2010

On April 30th, the Canada Pavilion in Shanghai, China, officially opened for Expo 2010. The six-month long event, running from Ma…

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