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'Keeping the culture alive': Native dance goes digital during pandemic

 

August 17, 2020



Singing, dancing, socializing, sharing food – the elements that make powwows an essential part of preserving Indigenous culture are the same ones that make them a coronavirus risk.

Native communities throughout the country have canceled the traditional gatherings indefinitely as a result. But Tiny Rosales, a member of the Ojibwe tribe, has found a way to “to keep the people dancing.”

In March, Rosales created a space on Facebook allowing families, schools and businesses to host virtual Native dance competitions from afar.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2020/08/16/native-communities-host-virtual-dance-competitions-during-pandemic/3368476001/

 

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