Tribal Vision Dance

photo 1 (1)Yesterday we got to ride the bus to Seaforth PS to see a show by Tribal Vision. We got to learn about First Nations culture, music, and dance. Here is what we learned:

 

 

  • The head dress worn by male dancers is called a Wapasha.

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  • Their dance clothes are hand made by family members and have lots of feathers from eagles and turkeys as well as lots of beads.

 

  • Women wear a shall when they dance.

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  • There are different dances like the Men’s Fancy, the Women’s Fancy, the Jingle Dress dance, and the Hoop dance.

 

 

  • We heard a story about Turtle Island which is a story about how North America was created.
  • There are over 500 tribes of First Nations in North America.
  • First Nations living in the North sing high.
  • First Nations living in the south sing low.
  • Drums made of caribou, elk, moose, bear, buffalo, or deer skin. the kind of skin they use depends where they live.
  • The First Nations people believe that drums have a spirit. They take care of their drums as if they are alive.

Here are some videos from the performance:

 

One thought on “Tribal Vision Dance

  1. Mr. Bennett

    What a great event! Which I could have been there and all our students were such great ambassadors for our school. You did us proud and had a great time too!

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