Tag Archives: First Nations

Derrick Suwaima Davis Wins 7th Unprecedented World Hoop Dance Champion Title

The 24th Annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest recently took place again in Phoenix, Arizona, and hoop dancers came from all over the United States and Canada made their way to compete for…

Working On That with Donna the Buffalo and Moontee Sinquah

by Philo Hagen Tracing the first thanksgiving back to 1621 when 53 Pilgrims celebrated the first harvest in the “new world” with 90 Native Americans, or so the tale has been spun for generations, all…

Brian Hammill at Superstition Mountains

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching in the U.S., we are pleased to share four time World Champion Hoop Dancer Brian Hammill of Native Spirit, who takes us to Superstition Mountains for a very special hoop dance. We’re most…

Brian Hammill in Black Light

What happens when Native American hoop dance goes contemporary? Let’s find out because the sacred story of life has no beginning and it has no end. Using hoops to create various symbols and shapes that…

Ryan Buffalo: The Spirit Within

Aboriginal hoop dancer Ryan Buffalo is the star performer in this stunning Bangtown Studios production that captures the spirit of traditional hoop dance. While the performance is breathtaking, what makes it even more special is the…

James Jones: Hoop Dance

James “Caution” Jones performs a breathtaking hoop dance at Churchill Square in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, for an event called “Cypher Wild”, which is held every Thursday. Mixing First Nations traditional hoop dance with hip hop…

A Tribe Called Red on Studio Q

A Tribe Called Red combine instrumental dance music with First Nations sounds for a new music genre they like to call “Pow Wow Step” and they recently received their 2nd Polaris Music Award long list…

Dallas Arcand: Hoop Dance 101

Angelika Gawronski of Shaw TV in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, recently did a profile on Dallas Arcand, the three-time World Champion Hoop Dancer and she learned a lot about the nature and basics of aboriginal/native hoop…