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Family programming Indigenous arts Summer events

Class description:

Powwow Workout Class – A “Powwow” is a First Nations’ celebration of dance, songs and food. This 30-minute high-intensity workout will introduce traditional powwow dancing by incorporating moves from all styles of powwow dance with the sounds of traditional powwow music.

All ages welcome!

Amanda Fox Bio:

Amanda Fox is Ojibwe and her family is from the Unceded Territory of Wiikwemkoong, Ontario on Manitoulin Island. Born and raised in Ottawa, Amanda has been fortunate enough to grow up surrounded by culture by song, dance, ceremony, art and her community.  She began dancing at the age of 2 and is currently dancing Women’s “Original” or “Old Style” Jingle Dress dance. She has a profound knowledge of all styles of powwow dance and protocol.  Amanda has been teaching powwow dance to women since she was a teenager and enjoys spreading awareness of Indigenous culture through her songs and artwork as well.  Performing her dance since she was a child, she has had the honour of dancing for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Prime Ministers Stephen Harper and Jean Chretien, Mayor Jim Watson, the National Arts Centre, school graduations, videos, events, etc.