Hoop Dancers in Solidarity with Standing Rock

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 16th, 2016 Last Updated on: December 28th, 2016

What a great way to show your support by dancing! Compiled by Sage Romero from the AkaMya Cultural Dance Group, hoop dancers from Canada and USA come together in this beautiful video to dance in solidarity with the peace camps protecting the water and land against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannonball, ND.

“Hoop Dancing has been offered as a healing for the people, and in this spirit, Hoop Dancers danced to raise awareness of the #NoDAPL Movement, and also for the 7th Generation Awakening.”

Hoop Dancers featured in the video include:

Daleana Uses Knife- Mnicoujou Lakota, Cheyenne River
Sandra Lamouche- Cree
Micheal Goedel- Yakama, Tulalip, Lumbee
Sage Romero- Paiute, Taos Pueblo
Shanley Spence- Cree, Saulteaux
Terry Goedel- Yakama, Tulalip, Lumbee
Evangelina Lopez- Blackfeet, Gros Ventre, Assiniboine
Tisha Marina- Indigenous

So great to see! Thanks again for getting everyone together on this!

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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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