Wed, Jul 107pm

Odawa Wiingushk 

This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Indigenous

part of Dancing On The Square

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

Wed, Jul 107pm

Odawa Wiingushk 

Experience the vibrant cultures of Turtle Island through a dance performance of Odawa Wiingushk.

Indigenous

part of Dancing On The Square

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

About

This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. See you next week!

This unique showcase brings together Lindy Kinoshameg (Odawa Nation), Leslie Mccue (Michi Saagiig Nation) and Jillian Sutherland (Cree Nation). The evening starts the Fancy Shawl dance. This dance expression highlights the speed and endurance of women, symbolizing a departure from stationary dances to expressive movement.

The Prairie Chicken dance follows, offering a storytelling experience that reflects our connection to animals through movements inspired by the prairie chicken. Finally, the Traditional Dance honors the strength and resilience of women as life-givers, life sustainers and water carriers, central to our communities. 

Following the performance, you are invited to participate in a 60-minute dance class suitable for all skill levels. This session will teach the basics of these powerful dance styles, providing a unique opportunity to connect with Indigenous culture through movement and storytelling. 

About Odawa Wiingushk 

Odawa Wiingushk tells the story of three Indigenous Nations from Turtle Island (North America) joining through dance. The group of three dancers, Lindy Kinoshameg from the Odawa Nation, Leslie Mccue from the Michi Saagiig Nation and Jillian Sutherland from the Cree Nation, come together from three communities and represent three different dance styles to form Odawa Wiingushk. 

Odawa Wiingushk highlights the Fancy Shawl, a dance that highlights the speed and endurance of women moving away from stationary dances; the Prairie Chicken style, a storytelling dance connecting to our relationship with the animals; and the Traditional Dance, representing the strength of women who are the backbone of our communities, life-givers, life sustainers and water carriers, in a dynamic and engaging performance for all. 

Photo by artist.

Dates & Times

Wed, July 10
7:00pm 8:30pm

Tickets

Free admission
No tickets required