April 8, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.

Pow-wow Dance for Healing

with Josée Bourgeois
Josée Bourgeois © Paul Couvrette
Josée Bourgeois © Tracey Lynne
Grades 9-12 Indigenous arts Dance Workshops

Josee Bourgeois is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nations in the Ottawa Valley of Ontario. Josée has focused her lifestyle over the past 12 years to traveling as a Fancy Shawl and Jingle dress dancer on the Eastern Pow Wow Trail, making roots with her son Little Thunder, creating a positive impact through dance arts on her ancestral Algonquin territory. She is committed to continuing trailblazing and reclaiming space as an Algonquin Artist all over Turtle Island and across the world.

The NAC is offering an hour-long workshop in which Josée will give a presentation on her personal journey as a dancer. Key points outside of her personal story will include:

  • Multiculturalism in an urban society
  • Decolonization
  • Key history points regarding timelines of legislative law specific to First Nations culture and rights

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