The Native Dance web project is a diverse dialogue on culture, history and traditional knowledge with Indigenous cultural partners, educational institutions, government and private industry.

With regional units, in-depth interviews and articles for students, the image research database for scholars, and downloadable resource kits for teachers, Native Dance has something for everyone! With over 100 videos of original footage, and over 900 new images, Native Dance contains a wealth of information on Dance Traditions from coast to coast in Canada. Choose videos below, or use the menus above and to the left to experience Native Dance.

This database on First Peoples’ dance was prepared over a period of 20 years as a CIRCLE project and was funded through grants from SSHRC, the Secretary of State, Canadian Heritage, and the Canadian Culture Online Program.

Contact Information: Dr. Elaine Keillor