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The Diversity of Dance: A Cultural Experience

Facilitator(s): Shirley Hill
Date:October 11, 2017
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-AB-044

Target Audience

Grades 1 - 12 Teachers, Administrators, and other educational stakeholders who would like to deepen their understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture, histories and perspectives

About this learning opportunity

Be inspired with Shirley's sharing of her dance history with hands-on artifacts, hear about Blackfoot cultural stories and a step by step dance instruction.  

This session brings an important aboriginal heritage to focus.

"To share our dancing and a little bit of history and culture with the people is very important so we can have that love and that community feeling, that community spirit."

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Oki, Shirley Hill (Anatsipi’kssaakii – Pretty Sound Bird Woman) is a Fancy Shalw Dancer. She is the daughter of Kurt Hill and the late Rosa Ross. Her father is originally from Frankfurt, Germany and her late mom was from Siksika Nation. Shirley has a beautiful daughter and a fourteen year old grandson.

Shirley has been dancing for over 35 years. Shirley loves to teach fancy shawl dance, teach beading class and craft-making. Shirley received the Dreamcatcher Scholarship as a graduate of the Child and Youth Care Program (Grant MacEwan Community College). Shirley loves to inspire and encourage everyone to be proud of their traditions.

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