First Nations Singers and Hoop Dancer Heading to 2018 Olympic Games

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 23rd, 2018 Blog

What is likely a dream come true for any performer, three First Nations performers were invited to the Cultural Olympiad Art Performance Festival during the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea. Going by the name of Reconciliation is the Cree a capella duo Wendy Walker and Dawn von Armin. Joining them onstage will be Alexander First Nation hoop dancer Dallas Arcand Jr.

“Alberta will be very proud they sent us. I'm feeling really blessed right now.” Walker told CBC News.

Arcand said the hoop dance he's performing is a healing dance, and he's hoping to bring that message to attendees.

“It's time to move forward, time to overcome grudges,” Arcand said.

Should be an exciting show to watch. Here's a look at Dallas performing at the 26th Annual Emerald Awards last year.

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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