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The Origin: Women's Fancy Dance

The Origin: Women's Fancy Dance

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Knowledge Keeper Irene Oakes of Nakeneet Cree Nation in South Western Saskatchewan shares the story and development of the Women’s Fancy Dance.  A history that has its roots in the Women’s Liberation movement of the 1960’s.

This video was created by Powwow Times in collaboration with the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery for the exhibit Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins. Click here to view it on YouTube.

Artisans who collaborated on the Women's Fancy Regalia on display in Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins (pictured left) include Curtis Miller Joe (accessories), Eric Mentuck (featherwork), Emery-rose Assiniboine (cloth work), and Alexandrea Pasquayak (beadwork).


Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins

Ohcîwin is a Cree word meaning “The Origin” or telling of a story where something originated.

Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins features 7 powwow dance styles, with full Regalia and craft work.  Curators and creators, Patrick Mitsuing and Marrisa Mitsuing, have gathered the stories, worked with the Artisans, and carefully built the Regalia for this exhibition.

This exhibition is on display at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) until February 27, 2021. Book your visit today!

 

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