The Dance of Turtle Island: NFL's Vikings Honor Native Heritage Month
On November 22, the Minnesota Vikings organization hosted a special halftime event at TCF Bank Stadium in recognition of Native American Heritage Month. In front of 52,000+ fans, the RedBone Singers and Dancers performed in a historic performance – the first time that the Vikings featured a halftime show with Native American dancers.
Although the halftime show wasn’t televised nationally, the Vikings later released a video of the dance performance, one that has been seen by over 300k viewers on the Internet.
The performance highlighted Native American pride in a city that has been at the center of a decades-long struggle against NFL stereotypic mascots and logos.