Welcome Gathering w/ Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers, All My Relations Dance Group, Tribal Vision Dancers
Welcome to the 22nd annual imagineNATIVE as our Cultural Advisor, Pauline Shirt commences with an Opening Prayer. Enjoy traditional song and dance, performances, messages from our festival friends around the world, and fun Indigenous culinary creations before checking out the Festival’s Opening Night Gala.
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Artist: All My Relations Dance Group
We are All My Relations Dance Group based out of the interior of Beautiful British Columbia. We are a family dance group from the golden age to tiny tots that cover all categories. We perform pow wow dance, hand drumming, story telling, traditional flute and Friendship Dance. We are passionate about sharing our rich First Nations culture and willing to travel to your special event. For more information contact Bernice Jensen on Facebook or by phone at (778)212-2342. Kukwstsètsemc, Lim lèmpt, Thank you.
Artist: Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers (IFMD)
The Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers (IFMD) are three siblings from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. They specialize in their own unique style where they fuse the Métis Red River Jig with Hip Hop music. The name Ivan Flett comes from their late grandfather who sadly passed away in 2012. He was a huge part of their dance journey and one of their biggest supporters. Every performance they do now is in honour of him. IFMD has recently worked with The Winnipeg Art Gallery, RedBull, Landrover and Mary Browns. Their mission is to bring hope, motivation and inspiration to people everywhere, young and old near and far.
Artist: Tribal Vision Dancers
Tribal Vision Dance is a First Nations dance group based on the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve in Ontario, Canada. We strive to share our culture through educational multimedia performances and workshops. We utilize contemporary powwow style dances and songs as well as traditional Haudenosaunee dances to give people a glimpse of modern First Nations cultural and artistic practices. Dance is very important to North American Indigenous people, it is a way to celebrate life and give thanks for all of creation. Tribal Vision enjoys sharing our culture through songs and dances with audiences from around the world. Over the years we have had the opportunity to perform across Canada, Germany, Turkey, Austria and Norway. We have performed with Nelly Furtado at WE Day, at the Aboriginal Pavilion for the Pan Am Games and The Olympic Torch relay.
Thank you to the Department of Canadian Heritage for their support of this presentation of the 2021 Welcome Gathering!
HST EXEMPTION: For Status card holders, please email boxoffice@imagineNATIVE.org if you wish to use your Status card to purchase packages or tickets online. Otherwise, you can visit the imagineNATIVE Box Office in person starting October 18 and present your Status card when purchasing tickets or packages.