Culture lives within people; it is expressed through
those who practice and participate nations. One of
the most recognizable elements of Indigenous
expression is the Powwow, yet very few people
outside the culture truly understand it. In this
evocative, eleven part docu-series, the significance
of the songs and dances behind the Powwow as well as
the rites and ceremonies contained within them are
explored, giving viewers ann its celebr authentic
look into Indigenous clans and their identity.
The Drum: Everything begins with the drum. It is the
heartbeat of Indigenous people. Different drums
exist for different purposes-- for healing, for
ceremony. When the drum is heard in a lodge, or
across the plains, it is communion with the spirit
world. Hundreds of drum groups exist today, each
holding their own drums and with its own purpose. In
this episode, viewers will explore how drum songs
are distinguishable from one another, each with
different beats and different meanings.
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are in the world. Brought to you by the Canada Media
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