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Aboriginal Cultural Connections: A Child Protection Resource Guide

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Child Protection Services
Department of Community Services and Senior
Prince Edward Island's First Nations
Description
Resource guide includes information on: Aboriginal Communities and Services, Spirituality, Aboriginal Culture, Cultural Beliefs and Practices, Mi'kmaq Language, Mi'kmaq History and Band Governance and Identity.
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Aborigines Day Saskatoon. - 21 June 2003. - Slide.

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Hans S. Dommasch (photographer)
Description
Image showing dancers in ceremonial dress in [Kinsmen Park].

Historical note:

First proclaimed by the Governor General of Canada on 13 June 1996, June 21st of every year has become a day in the Canadian calendar that presents Aboriginal peoples with a great opportunity to express great pride for their rich diverse cultures with their families, neighbours, friends and visitors.
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All Indians Do Not Live in Teepees (Or Casinos)

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Pauline Turner Strong
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, vol. 37, no. 2, The Settler Complex, 2013, pp. 233-234
Description
Book review of: All Indians Do Not Live in Teepees (Or Casinos) by Catherine C. Robbins.
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Antoine Lonesinger 6 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview with Mr Lonesinger who tells stories of Indian agents both good and bad. He also tells of the Battle of the Cut Knife Hill and the banning of the Sundance.
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Antoine Lonesinger 7 Interview

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Antoine Lonesinger
Indian History Film Project
Description
Interview includes stories of attacks on women by Blackfoot and Cree raiders. It also includes the story of the acquisition of the Sioux Dance (or Grass Dance) from the bone grass spirits.
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Beaded Bracelet-ring Jewelry

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Pamela Piche Meyers
Whispering Wind, vol. 38, no. 5, Issue 267, May-June 2009, pp. 4-6
Description
Discusses patterns of a new trend featured at powwow dances. Includes photographs and diagrams.
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Beaded Rosettes

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Anita Walker
Bill Walker
Whispering Wind, vol. 42, no. 5, Issue 291, May-June 2014, pp. 10-16
Description
Describes the three main types of stitches used, material needed, and instructions for creating a rosette. Includes photographs.
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Boye Ladd: A Visit from a Friend

Articles » General
Windspeaker, vol. 21, no. 11, February 2004, p. 21
Description

Powwow dancer, Boye Ladd, relates traditional teachings on various topics relating to First Nations culture, including information about the sacred drum, respect for other people and groups, and the right to wear an eagle feather.

Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p.29.

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The Buffalo Dancer: A Southwest Pueblo Cultural Glimpse

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Mike Kostelnik
Whispering Wind, vol. 40, no. 6, Issue 280, March-April 2012, pp. 23-[25]
Description
Looks at the dance performed either before or after a hunt by Pueblo tribes living along the Rio Grande and the Hopi villages in Arizona.
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Complicating Spiritual Appropriation: North American Indian Agency in Western Alternative Spiritual Practice

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Christina Welch
Journal of Alternative Spiritualities and New Age Studies, vol. 3, 2007, pp. 97-117
Description
"This paper explores the role of North American Indian Agency in western alternative spiritual practice with a focus on the UK pow-wow scene and an emphasis upon complicating spiritual appropriation discourse." Scroll down to read paper.
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Counselor Understanding of Native American Spiritual Loss

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Margaret J. Olson
Counseling and Values, vol. 47, no. 2, January 2003, pp. 109-117
Description
Interviews, using J. W. Worden's "tasks of mourning" as framework, with six Native Americans provides insight into the deep spiritual pain experienced as a result of historical and current events.
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Craft Competition: National Pow Wow 16

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Michael Kostelnik
Whispering Wind, vol. 42, no. 5, Issue 291, May 2014, p. 24
Description
Author and judge for the National Craft Competition highlights the importance of Native American craftwork as a link to the past as well as its use in ceremonies and dress.
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Cree (Elders) Workshop 9

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
Pius Dustyhorn
John Cappo
Jim Kanipitetew
Indian History Film Project
Description
Discussion of Indian ceremonies: how these are passed on from generation to generation; the role of women. Tipis: particular kinds of tipis; decorated tipis; tipis inrelation to death customs. No date given but probably January 1974, same as the others in this series.
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"Cree Indians, Regina, Sask."

Images » Photographs
Description
Image of a large group of "Cree Indians" posing for the camera. Many are wearing ceremonial dance outfits, and six men sit around a powwow drum in the foreground.
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Crowd of native people gathered.

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Seymour's Photo Finishers
Description
A photograph of a large number of Native people seated and standing in circle. Non-native on-lookers and tipi in background. Probably taken at a pow-wow of treaty day celebration.
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Donna's Story

Media » Sound Recordings
Author/Creator
Doug Cuthand
Donna Gamble
Description
Donna Gamble speaks candidly as a mother and an outreach worker about her motivations and ongoing struggle with addiction. Duration: 50:35.
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Echoes of a Proud Nation: Reading Kahnawake's Powwow as a Post-Oka Text

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Valda Blundell
Canadian Journal of Communication, vol. 18, no. 3, [Crossing Borders: Issues in Native Communications], Summer, 1993, pp. [333-350]
Description
Argues that powwows provide the opportunity to display a rich legacy of signifying materials, that can be modified for the changing political winds in Canada.
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[Elder in the Making - Episode 1: Cowboy X]

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Chris Hsiung
Cowboy Smithx
Description
Documentary about two urban dwellers, Chris Hsiung, a Chinese newcomer and Cowboy Smithx, a Blackfoot Aboriginal who go on a road trip together to explore their shared home and rediscover their shared heritage. Episode 1 of 5. Duration: 19:34
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Elderly Ladies Workshop 4

Alternate Title
Indian History Film Project
Oral History » Oral Histories
Author/Creator
George Morningstar
Indian History Film Project
Description
Discussion of the need to preserve dances and other ceremonies in their original format and to show respect for them. No date given, probably Dec. 5-8, 1972 like the other files in this series.
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Electronic Powwow is Music Made for Dancing

Articles » General
Author/Creator
David P. Ball
Windspeaker, vol. 30, no. 8, November 2012, p. 15
Description
Brief profile of a band, A Tribe Called Red, whose blend of powwow songs with a dance beat has been nominated for a Canadian Polaris Prize.
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Examining the Gathering of Nations Powwow and a NCCA Division I Basketball Game

Alternate Title
Examining the Gathering of Nations Powwow and a NCCA Division 1 Basketball Game
Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Steven Aicinena
Sebahattin Ziyanak
International Journal of Human Sciences, vol. 16, no. 3, 2019, pp. 875-884
Description
An analyzes of the structural similarities as a spectacle between a Gathering of Nations Powwow and the University of New Mexico basketball game.
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The Face Pullers: Ch.1 Images -" Indian Pow Wow" (Assiniboine)

Alternate Title
The Face Pullers: Photographing Native Canadians, 1871-1939
Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Frederick Steele
Description
Image of an Assiniboine powwow held near Moosomin, Saskatchewan. From the book The Face Pullers: Photographing Native Canadians, 1871-1939 by Brock Silversides.
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Finding Mile Zero on the Powwow Trail

Alternate Title
[Aboriginal Lecture Series (Simon Fraser University)] ; 2016
Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Eldon Yellowhorn
Description
Speaker discusses "Brocket Indian Days", the longest running powwow in Canada, and how the gatherings have changed over time. Duration: 58:12.
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