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Travelling Song - One Rattle, Travelling Song - One Rattle, One People
"Travelling Song: One Rattle, One People" is a project created by Sherryl Sewepagaham, music therapist with Alberta Health Services' Indigenous Health Program, from an idea of sharing a community rattle to celebrate in song for National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2020.
"Travelling Song" is a well-known and well-loved community song created by The Aboriginal Women's Voices Group, a collective of Indigenous women singers from Canada and the United States who participated in the 3-week residency program at the Banff Centre for the Arts in 1997.
"Travelling Song" was produced by Russell Wallace from the Lil'wat Nation in BC during the program and Travelling Song can be heard on The Hearts of the Nation CD. The participants in "Travelling Song: One Rattle, One People" are Alberta Health Services staff and community members.
There are many rattle teachings and this rattle represents the coming together of many hearts and voices.
Beading with NadineBeading with Nadine
Nadine teaches how to make a beaded lanyard.
Beaded earring tutorial with LBeaded earring tutorial with Lisa
Lisa instructs us on to make beautiful beaded earrings in this video.
Delicious fry breadDelicious fry bread
Learn how to make traditional fry bread with Lisa.
Song from AtsinakSong from Atsinak
Atsinak shares how she pursues wellness through her Inuit crafts and singing. Listen to this traditional song from the North, celebrating the return of the sun after months of darkness.
Métis JiggingMétis Jigging
Doug shares his traditional dancing in this video.
"I learned this dance by watching others. I am also a traditional dancer.
The most famous Métis dance is the Red River Jig or as it is known in Michif, “oayache mannin”. The accompanying fiddle tune is considered an
unofficial Métis anthem. The dance is a combination of Plains, First Nations footwork with Scottish,
Irish and French-Canadian dance forms.
The basic jig step is danced in most Métis communities. However, dancers often add their own “fancy” dance steps during certain segments of the tune. Some dancers use fancy steps to identify their home community.”