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Strength & Understanding

"A member of the Kainai nation.

A proud young woman whose roots are strongly supported in her Blackfoot & Latin-American identity.

Bailey's cultural diverse upbringing gives her the strength and understanding of acceptance,

inclusion, and the importance of culture & tradition. Dancing guides Bailey to remain grounded

and connected to her indigenous traditional ways and spirituality,"

written by Bailey Vazquez-Fox.

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Siksika Fancy Dance Leap

The Fancy dance is a relatively new, fast,spinning,acrobatic style..

The regalia is colourful, elaborate, & can be quite heavy.

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Grounding

The Grass dance is one of the oldest traditional dances of North America’s Plains nations. This Siksika dancer prepares sites for new villages and ceremonies.

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Gathering

Young dancers are very important. They are their nation’s future.

Their dancing celebrates the continuatin of tradition and their families culture.

A powwow is a gathering. Song, dance, ceremonies, rituals, and hospitality

make a Powwow gathering.

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Fancy Dancer

This dancer is performing on the Calgary Stampede’s main stage.

He is of the Cree & Kainai nations. The Kainai nation was know by neighbouring tribes

as the Blood nation because of their fierceness.

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Jingle Dance

This healing dance honours the power of aboriginal women and prayer.

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Siksika Nation

Northern Plains dancer from the Blackfoot confederacy. The traditional dancer tells a story of battle. These warrior dances have a long history. The dancer’s regalia is a personal expression changing with time, accomplishments,& continued practice. The traditional dancer honours his nation and culture.

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Elder Dance

Tsuut’tina and Blood nation’s traditional dancer.