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Dancing the Land

The Gift of the Mistatim

Rosa John, Kehewin Native Dance Theatre

The spirit of the Mistatim (Horse) feeds the hearts of a dancer and young girl. The dancer learns that the swiftness of his Fancy Dance and intricacy of his Hoop Dance come from a gift that was given to his people a long time ago, while a young girl discovers the bond and love she carries for her horse.


Credits

This is a KEHEWIN NATIVE DANCE THEATRE production

Artistic Director/Recording/Editing: Rosa John, Taino Nation
Technical Director/Narrator: Melvin John, Cree Nation
Composer/Musician: Russell Wallace, Lil’wat Nation
Spirit Dancer/Choreographer: Cotee Harper, Cree/Shawnee Nation
Men’s Fancy & Hoop Dancer/Horse Rider: Jody John, Cree/Taino Nation
Teacher: Violet Duncan, Cree/Taino Nation

The Kids/Mistatim Teachings Participants
Manaya Duncan, Cree/Apache/Taino/Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara Nation
Nitanis Duncan, Cree/Apache/Taino/Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara Nation
Naiche Duncan, Cree/Apache/Taino/Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara Nation
Mia Duncan, Cree/Apache/Taino/Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara Nation
Josie John, Cree/Taino
María Luisa Taylor, Mohawk/Taino/Mexican

Kehewin Cree Nation

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