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The Dance

Offbeat  (tags: The Dance, Robert Mirabel, traditions, Circle, prayers, healing, renewal )

- 1648 days ago -
Native people dance always, in prayer, sorrow, appreciation, blessing, and joy. Even if you can't dance physically, we can dance in our hearts and spirits - and dance is healing. May we all dance for Mother and all our Relations this time of renewal.


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JL A (281)
Monday April 14, 2014, 8:17 am
Thank you for sharing this centering video Dandelion.

Nadine Selvage (77)
Monday April 14, 2014, 8:20 am
thank you for sharing and bringing a smile.x

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Monday April 14, 2014, 8:39 am
A fascinating and moving video.

Birgit W (160)
Monday April 14, 2014, 10:38 am
Beautiful video. Thank you very much for sharing Dandelion.

divergent revolution (309)
Monday April 14, 2014, 11:11 am
wonderful sundance,looking forward to them
thank you Dandelion,so happy Kaileah had a good time
it's a great tradition to start her young with!!!

Mandi T (367)
Monday April 14, 2014, 11:34 am
This is wonderful thank you so much for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Monday April 14, 2014, 11:38 am
What a wonderful video. Thank you so much for forwarding.

Sharon Davidson (371)
Monday April 14, 2014, 11:54 am
thank you for the information

Christeen A (342)
Monday April 14, 2014, 1:15 pm
Thank you so very much for this share. I enjoyed it.

Roger G (148)
Monday April 14, 2014, 1:22 pm
noted, thanks

Kit B (276)
Monday April 14, 2014, 3:34 pm

Along the way, we forgot how to appreciate and celebrate being alive and loving each other. Dance and music is the perfect human symbol of celebration. Loved the music the dancing and the video, thanks for sharing Dandelion.

Pat B (356)
Monday April 14, 2014, 3:52 pm
Thank you, Dandelion for sharing this beautiful and moving video.

Athena F (131)
Monday April 14, 2014, 4:45 pm
Thanks Dandelion!

Michael M (60)
Monday April 14, 2014, 4:46 pm
I have heard these thoughts before, but Robert has placed them more deeply into spirit!

marie C (163)
Monday April 14, 2014, 5:54 pm
Oh thank you Dandelion
There was happiness sadness passion sweetness sorrow peacefulness so much feeling I loved it
Thank you Robert also

Mary R (280)
Monday April 14, 2014, 7:06 pm
Thank you for sharing this wonderful video.

Edith B (146)
Monday April 14, 2014, 9:04 pm

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 1:23 am
Thanks Sheryl.

Lloyd H (46)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 7:16 am
Thank you for the trip down a very pleasant memory lane. My Maternal Grandparents lived in Arlee MT. Every summer my sister and I were at the Salish Powwow through our grade school years. Grandpa and Grandma, the red headed Norwegians, were allowed to homestead there by Chief Joseph Arlee. Grandma began as an English Teacher at the School and hen retired to become one of its cooks. I still have gave the beading loom he gave me around the age of 6. I still have vivid memories of the Dancing, the music, the songs and the traditional foods. And on the other side of the family, I still remember my Paternal Grandmother tell about having seen the "Last Sundance" of the Lakota Sioux in Dakota where she was the Mail carrier driving her Model A Ford around the Reservation. I guess, perhaps for me coming from a family with rich and different history than most with the Native Americans, this just struck home. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 8:31 am
Yes. Music and dance is the real common language we have...

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 8:36 am
Thank you Dandelion!! This video extracted many emotions. What a beautiful and moving experience. Bless you for sharing this.

SuSanne P (193)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 9:48 am
Thank you so very much Dandelion! I appreciate all the Indigenous music you send, but this has a very SACRED meaning to me. I was unaware that the First Nations CELEBRATED Earth Day earlier then the rest, and make it a goal to find somewhere to see this in person, in a location close by next year. Spiritual and Beautiful beyond words. I am so glad you and your little one attended this year and shared with us. Such a Blessing for All!

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 10:07 am
First Nations do not celebrate Earth Day earlier than the rest of the population, it is when they are able to obtain a public park in which to gather upon for the festival. Otherwise, most tend, by traditions to have Earth Day each and every day, it's called Earth Way or a lifestyle. Many have lost that way due to Dominant Culture, and like a lot of us, we are trying to find our way back from being a consumer to simply Being.

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 10:09 am
For those who are not understanding the video to mine and Susanne's conversation, she is bringing forward a behind the scenes message I had sent her about my attending a Native Earth Day Festival this past weekend.

john d (152)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 11:40 am
Thanks Dandelion , its nice to see that there are people who still appreciate the Great Mother.

Marianne R (95)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 3:52 pm
Thank you very much for sharing this, Dandelion. I loved it

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 4:20 pm
WHAT a performance! thank you for the invitation Sheryl!

Evelyn Z (300)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 4:58 pm
Thank you for sharing. I attended many in Illinois, Texas, and Florida.

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday April 15, 2014, 5:01 pm
Thanks to those who watched, Robert Mirabal puts on some wonderful shows.

Sheila D (194)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 12:05 pm
Thank you so much...How can one not move even a finger, not be moved inside by Mirabel's music. It resonates in the heart.

Caitlin M (104)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 12:47 pm
This is so beautiful... the essence of free-spirit and nature's ways. I loved it, Dandelion. Thanks so much. It also brings a tear because I feel cheated by our "forefathers" and later builders of this nation because they buried this spirit on reservations. They should have listened and learned and incorporated native nations' traditions into the traditions of this country. I feel cheated. But I'm glad there are people like you, Dandelion, who continue to spread the word of the native North Americans. I think there's a little more understanding now, but much more needs to come.

Diane K (134)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 3:12 pm
Great dancing & music. Thanks for sharing video.

P A (117)
Wednesday April 16, 2014, 11:26 pm
Thanks for sharing Dandelion!

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Thursday April 17, 2014, 6:54 am
Noted & Shared!
Thanks so much for posting Dandelion!

Kathleen R (138)
Friday April 18, 2014, 3:27 pm
Thank you so very much Dandelion. I loved watching the video. It was very moving and beautiful.

Natalie Away J (125)
Sunday April 20, 2014, 8:33 am
The Dance shows people with a wonderful community spirit. What a beautiful dance. Thanks Sheryl.

kate K (481)
Wednesday April 23, 2014, 8:58 am
Thank you for sharing Dandelion. Love their songs and chants
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