Monday, August 24, 2015

New Credit 3 Fires Powwow 2015

Photo by Barry Gray - Hamilton Spectator

I attended the New Credit powwow just on Sunday afternoon to dance with all my little nieces and nephews and cousins.  I am the first in my family to participate in powwows and it makes my heart so full that the younger generations of my family are now taking it up.  I had the best day dancing with them and just enjoying the weather and the good songs.  

Because we were so lucky this summer to travel and be a part of the Aboriginal Pavillion at the Pan Am Games we didn't get to powwow so Sunday was very special to me.  I'm so grateful for this life and the opportunity to pass on the teachings shared with me.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Mini TFO!

In June Tribal Vision Dance spent the day in the Mini TFO! Studios shooting some episodes featuring some powwow style dances.  We are pictured above with the host "Lexie".  Mini TFO is a french language program geared to kids aged 2-5.  

This is Buffy Shields.  She did the hair and makeup on the show for the host.  I truly wish that I had her do my face as she is wickedly talented.  You can check her out here to see some of her work.  You can also follow her instagram for some cool pics.  As we chatted through out the day I found out her family is also from Six Nations!  How cool is that?  What a small world.  

The show also has a wardrobe department.  I had a small rip in the zipper of my dress and the wardrobe master quickly sewed up the hole and I didn't even have to take the dress off.  Impressive.  

The set is teeny tiny so before each segment was shot they had to figure out exactly where everyone would stand and which rug squares could be used as the dance area.  We were able to shoot four segments that day.  You can check them out below.