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.
- 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.
- 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: