August 16th, 2014 Last Updated on: August 16th, 2014
We're absolutely in love with Laura Grizzlypaws and her Grizzly Bear dance. You might remember we featured a story on her back in March in which she described in her own words why she dances.
“I walked where the Grizzly Bear dances. I feel his pleasure, excitement and freedom on the earth and in the wind that carries his messages from the past. I dance where the Grizzly Bear danced his steps leaving an ancestral footprint on the land like a cellular memory in my blood. His face is a shadow that calls to me as the wind calls his name “St’alhalam.” The Grizzly Bear he sings his songs as we unite under his skin. I now walk where he left his ancestral footprints. I heard his prayer, I felt his pain, I am his anger, I am his hope, I am his faith. He now dances upon the earth, now, only where I leave my ancestral footprints.”
Levi BlackWolf with Wolfn Photographies was at the Kamloopa Pow Wow in Kamloops, B.C. to capture Laura dancing on film.
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