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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

National Aboriginal Day

National Aboriginal Day (NAD) in Canada takes place on June 21. It is a special day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis peoples in Canada. Here in Victoria the celebration was spread out over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Today's photos are of some of the younger performers in Saturday's program. The young fellow above is waiting his turn to go onstage. I neglected to get his name though I enjoyed his dance and his magnificent costume. The girl pictured below is Amber Wells who performed an amazingly intricate hoop dance. Look at how she's got those hoops arranged!

4 comments:

Babzy said...

beautiful costumes :)

JoJo said...

Hoop dancers are amazing and the regalia is beautiful. I used to go to pow wows a lot in the early 90s.

William Kendall said...

Very colourful traditional attire.

Stephanie said...

Love the beautiful costumes!