Thursday, June 02, 2005

First Nations Canadian Performs For Royals

Aboriginal hoop dancing has taken First Nations Canadian Lisa Odjig to Korea, Italy, Holland, Israel, France and Mexico. She recently performed in her home country before Queen Elizabeth II during Her Majesty's visit to Canada. "It's a great opportunity, a great experience and I feel very honoured to be a part of this performance," Odjig said. After winning two aboriginal hoop dancing world championships in 2000 and 2003 , Odjig was approached a few months ago to perform at this special celebration for 15,000 people. Odjig said hoop dancing isn't only a part of who she is as a proud First Nations Canadian, but where she comes from. To see more articles on the culture and arts of the First Nations people, see Native Indian Art Information Resource Articles.

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