Basics of powwow being taught at uRegina

January 14, 2015

The University of Regina is offering a beginner’s powwow class through the uRegina Conservatory, open to all members of the public. Instructor Lacy Morin-Desjarlais will be sharing not just dance steps but the history and philosophy of powwow dancing, “giving that world view to other people, so they can understand what that means, and how powwow fits into First Nation communities culturally.” The class is open to everyone, regardless of ethnicity or age, and doesn’t require previous dance experience. “I’m going to be teaching them not just how to do powwow, but to get in touch with their bodies and get a bit more conditioning and fitness as well,” said Morin-Desjarlais, who is pleased to be able to share Indigenous culture with a wider audience. Regina Leader-Post