Power and tradition will come collectively throughout a powwow health class hosted by the College of the Fraser Valley (UFV) Pupil Union Society this coming week.
The Powwow Health Class with Michelle Reed is a part of the Pupil Union Society Wellness Week (Feb. 22 to 26). It takes place just about on Feb. 25 and is open to the general public.
Reed is a founding member of Woodland Sky Native American Dance Firm, and the creator of N8V Health which mixes tradition, well being, and well-being. She has been featured within the information as an envoy of Indigenous girls, and is an instance of the best way Indigenous communities are dancing their option to health, via applications combining powwow strikes and aerobics.
She is a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Ojibwe and lives within the Higher Peninsula of Michigan.
Within the upcoming hour-long powwow health class, folks will be taught the strikes usually seen at a standard powwow as they observe Reed’s directions and work together with different members.
“We consider that this occasion will assist our neighborhood and our college students to remain linked, lively, and to be taught extra about this tradition,” Levesque mentioned.
This isn’t the primary digital dance class the Pupil Union Society has held through the pandemic. Again in December, they’d an important turnout for his or her Bhangra Dance Class with Gurdeep Pandher, mentioned pupil president Jessica Levesque.
“We had everybody energized and in an important temper within the class,” she mentioned.
Each is welcome to register for the Powwow Health Class with Michelle Reed. It’s a web-based occasion happening Thursday, Feb. 25 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. To register for this free occasion, go to the Eventbrite page.