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Posted: October 10, 2019

A powwow performance celebration for all ages

Powwow dance, hoop dance and Métis jigging are beautiful expressions of Indigenous Peoples’ rich history and culture.

Translated from Cree to mean “to dance” and “to be in movement,” Nimihitowin! (Knee-me-heat-toe-in) will mesmerize audiences with dramatic dancing, spectacular regalia and the subtle beauty of Indigenous flute songs. Insightful commentary about each dance will also enhance the performance as the audiences get the chance to celebrate this rich, cultural treasure with the Cree, Blackfoot and Métis dancers of Nimihitowin!

We are excited to welcome Eagle Spirit Dancers and JA Laird and Edgewater Elementary School students to kick off our evening performance on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Columbia Valley Centre in Invermere.

These local dancers have had an opportunity to work with acclaimed Calgary-based Cree musician, contemporary dancer, and choreographer Jessica McMann, to develop their own hoop dance routines. They have worked hard and are excited to perform for the greater community at this special event.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The show begins promptly at 7 p.m. and will conclude at 8:15 p.m.

Free entry for members of Secwepemc, Ktunaxa, and Metis nation members; $10 for adults, $5 for ages six to 19. Free for five and under

Please register to ensure proper seating.

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