Date: Sep 29, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: T Building, T Gallery


nk-xetko-1.jpgThe Friendship Circle Drum Dance is a welcome circle that includes everyone. Elder-in-Residence Nk'xetko will share the importance of the drum, the story behind the dance, and invite participants to join in to form one of the largest Friendship Circle dances on campus.

This dance helped Indigenous peoples overcome historical governmental rulings in which song, dance, and potlatches were banned and considered illegal  anyone caught participating in these traditional practices were fined or jailed. When the ruling was overturned in 1949, Indigenous peoples slowly resumed drumming and dance.

Elder-in-Residence Nk'xetko has been singing and drumming the "Welcome Song" of the Interior Salish for the past thirty years. Join her, and others from the Langara community to learn more and play your role in creating a positive and happy dance while smiling at each other and meeting new friends and relatives.

Event Information

Thursday, September 29
1:30 pm–2:00 pm
T Building, T Gallery

Registration required.

Event Registration

Content Advisory: We ask that when registering for this event, participants take into consideration the content and to consider their own capacity in hearing it. Supports will be made available for participants who may be affected by what is presented. For additional information visit our resources page. Or, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Centre for Intercultural Engagement.

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