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Monday, June 29, 2009

Aboriginal Games for My World




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This is my third post for That's My World , check it out to see the great photos from around the blogging globe....see the world.

Today I am putting in photos taken on the stage at the North American Aboriginal Games in Duncan last summer. The games provided an opportunity for people to learn more about First Nations from all parts of North America. These dances were held at the Cultural Village. The picture I did not put in is of all the people swimming in the beautiful Cowichan river that runs along by the village as it was a wonderful hot day. Some international protocol is that one does not step over or touch sacred objects such as drums.






34 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

These are so very beautiful. I am wondering what story these folks are telling.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures! Wish I could have been there! But this was the next best thing! Love the colors and the costumes and your descriptions. Thanks for a terrific post!

mountain.mama said...

I love those pictures! My sister-in-law is a Makah Indian from the northwestern part of Washington, Neah Bay. I don't think that's too far from where you are, is it?

You are so right about the world changing and being a fascinating place to visit.

irene said...

Great celebration of culture and traditions.

magiceye said...

thank you for sharing such wonderful cultural highlights from your part of the world..

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snaps. Nice way to have cultural fest. Helps to know tradition.

Hazel said...

And we from Southeast Asia learn something too... wonderful captures! I love the mask :-)

nadia said...

Very interesting! Great, colorful pictures you took :)

Have a nice week!

Reader Wil said...

What an interesting post! I just read a very interesting story by Vicki about the Cherokees. It's good to see that there is more understanding of other cultures. We, Europeans have thought for a long time that we were superior to the rest of the world.
Thanks for your visit and comment.

Jack and Joann said...

Enjoyed these photos. Have a great day in the Pacific Northwest and hope you are feeling 100 per cent better now. P.S. I love Butchart Gardens!!!!!!

Arija said...

So good to see that the old customs still exist. Not only are the drums out of bounds, the wise women too one does not touch unless invited to do so.
I do hope you are well again now. My email is always open to my friends.

Snap said...

Wonderful shots. In my past life, we used to go to PowWow every year. Spectacular color. Thanks for the memories and the wonderful photos.

Carver said...

What an interesting event and you captured it so well with these fantastic photographs.

Jenn Jilks said...

Such fine photos. What an honour. We are concerned about Native Issues in Canada. I am linking to your beautiful shots at My Muskoka!

Barb said...

Your photos are just spectacular - the costumes and celebration dancing captured perfectly.

Babooshka said...

I wondered what had happened to you. I do remember all those totem poles from earlier posts. Fascinating culture inmages.

Mar said...

Wonderful and colorful costumes, great shots, I can almost hear the music in the background... Beautiful!

Erin said...

so enjoyed these captures of the indian culture...my specialty in college was artic cultures.
have a wonderful afternoon.

J said...

Fascinating photos. Native American culture is so fascinating yet something I know so little about!

Jo said...

What beautiful photos of a colourful celebration. Thanks for visiting my blog. I trust you are completely recovered.

Maria Berg said...

I happy you wanted to show us this, we alway read about "Indians" and cowboys in school so It is good to se some real even if it only a game.

Yes please try, the reflection photo, MB

fishing guy said...

I R: what a neat post and the people look like that are having a neat time. What a fun celebration of life.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Thanks so much for the comments.... I enjoyed going to all your sites and seeing My World all around the world! I thought after that I should mention this below.

It is not often that these original native dances are allowed to be photographed or filmed by anyone as it is history told in dance or story form so you will rarely see this.

Gaelyn said...

These are all amazing photos! I was surprised to see them, yet love to see the People in their brightly colored regalia. I could feel the drum beat.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful photographs and post. We travelled to the northend of Haida Gwaii to witness the raising oftwo new totem poles. I never cease to be amazed by the work and the event. I look forward to reading through your blog. Have a great week & Canada Day.
Smiles

Leanne said...

Great snaps such beautiful vibrant colours.

Pam said...

This is a wonderful post. I enjoyed the photos and learning something about the customs of the native people.

hip chick said...

Wow! What colorful and great pictures. I have never been to a Pow Wow (if that is the correct term) but I have always wanted to.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi
Greetings from Coimbatore,India.
A rare & colorful post.These are some of the most exquisite and beautiful photographs I have come across. A visual treat. And a peep into N.American aboroginal culture.
Really enjoyed this treat.Thank You. I shall take time out to read the rest of your posts more leisurely

God Bless You
Best Wishes
Ram

Judy said...

Beautiful, interesting and so colorful.

sunnymama said...

Fantastic pictures! I really love your header picture too :)

Lew said...

Superb photos of the games! And I think it is fantastic that they do this to keep alive the link to their history.

Glennis said...

nice to see the outfits and the dances. Very colourful, a great Canada Day celebration for you.

Gattina said...

Beautiful shots and very interesting !!

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