The Native Dance web project is a diverse dialogue on culture, history and traditional knowledge with Indigenous cultural partners, educational institutions, government and private industry.

With regional units, in-depth interviews and articles for students, the image research database for scholars, and downloadable resource kits for teachers, Native Dance has something for everyone! With over 100 videos of original footage, and over 900 new images, Native Dance contains a wealth of information on Dance Traditions from coast to coast in Canada. Choose videos below, or use the menus above and to the left to experience Native Dance.

Dance Videos


Sheshatshui Welcome
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Big Cove Intertribal
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Mi’kma’kik Montage
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Eskasoni Welcome
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Odawa Hoopdance
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Moose Factory Welcome
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Odawa Jingle Dance
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Alert Bay Welcome
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Paddle Dance
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Culture Masks

Click to learn more about each mask

Deaf Man
Crooked Beak
Owl Mask
Xwi Xwi
© 2024 This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through Canadian Culture Online
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