Custom Search

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Aboriginal Cultural Festival

The Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival was hosted by the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, who also provided the Master of Ceremonies, "Slash", pictured above. Photos posted yesterday and the day before are of participating performers but are not typical of First Nations groups from the Pacific Coast. However, the MC pictured above is wearing a costume that represents local First Nations ceremonial wear, as are the dancers below. The Victoria Aboriginal Cultural Festival was impressive in many ways but for me perhaps the most impressive aspect was the great richness and variety of the many First Nations cultures represented.


William Kendall said...

Your second shot particularly is stunning!

JoJo said...

I love PNW First Nations/Native American art so much.