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Honoring The Passing Of A Talented Pow Wow Dancer

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown July 22nd, 2015 Last Updated on: July 22nd, 2015

You might remember a story we shared this year about an exciting Pow Wow Class being offered for beginners at the University of Regina Conservatory in Canada. The teacher of the class was Fancy Shawl Dancer Lacy Morin-Desjarlais (Muskowekwan First Nation). Tragically she was killed in a car accident, along with three other friends, this past February.

Her family and friends are currently raising funds for the Lacy Morin-Desjarlais Fancy Shawl Ironwoman Memorial Special at the Piikani Nation Celebration on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Piikani Nation Annual Celebration in Brocket, Alberta in Canada.

Lacy was a passionate Fancy Shawl dancer who participated in this very competition over the past 4 years. We are seeking your help in raising funds and welcome you all to attend the Memorial during the August long weekend in Piikani.

Donations of $50 or more will receive an event poster and program of the event by mail.

Donations of $100 or more will receive an event poster and program of the event by mail, and will be included in our program and event video.

Donations of $300 or more will receive a jacket from the event plus all of the above.



Right before the accident, Lacy was working on a short film inspired by the Regina Indian Industrial School's unmarked cemetery in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Dancing the Space Inbetween is Lacy's prayer to the children buried in the cemetery and also the way she wished to honour the families, communities and legacy of the Regina Indian Industrial School (1891-1910).

Watch the moving piece she created below.

Absolutely stunning.

To donate money for the Lacy Morin-Desjarlais Fancy Shawl Ironwoman Memorial Special please visit the GoFundMe page at http://www.gofundme.com/zt57eg.


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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 PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.





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Tony Marsano Atadero (CREEK)

I use to say to my Soldiers when I was in Iraq & Afghanistan. ” May the Warrior’s Rest in Peace, and their Families be at peace “. Our fallen don’t have any more Fear for loved ones, or anger of what’s happening around them or their Families. I hope and believe they are at peace and just waiting for us, to help us on our way when it is our time. My dearest condolences to her family she was really to young, our world has truly been lessen with her passing.

Running Doe

prayers smoke go up for her and her family, blessings for she was so young,

WK WhiteWolf

She was much ” Too Young ”, with a ” Bright Future ”……………..

Joseph Bailey

May SHE rest in peace.

Kimberley

I’ll keep him in my prayers

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