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EDUCATOR

Powwow Dance. Regalia. Indigenous Education.

 

ABOUT

Host of “How to Powwow Dance” on Youtube, Deanne Hupfield (Anishinaabe) has dedicated her life to re-claiming, sharing and teaching her culture, with community and Indigenous students throughout the Toronto District School Board [TDSB].  Deanne has been dancing since she was a small girl and has been a long-time advocate for access to powwow dance classes for Indigenous learners who’ve grown up displaced from community and culture. Because of Hupfield’s own experience - being the child of a 60’s Scoop survivor - powwow dance was what helped her escape a life of poverty and addictions. Taking on the traditional responsibility of becoming a dancer helped her reconnect to her community and live life based on teachings of minobimaadsawin- living in a good way.  A former student of First Nation Technical Institue-Indigenous Governance program Deanne has chosen to dedicate her time to working in the TDSB supporting Indigenous students throughout the board. There she runs a successful Powwow Club for elementary aged students. Currently she is mentoring youth to become powwow dance teachers and runs a successful class at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto. A powwow dance class she started in 2008.

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COURSES

Knowledge for Every Level

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COMING SOON-HOW TO RUN POWWOW DANCE CLASS

In this course you will learn how to run a successful community or school powwow program.

COMING SOON- HOW TO POWWOW DANCE

In these videos you will learn the basics of powwow dance, history, stories of where different dances come from and their significance.  And how to come up with your own moves.

COMING SOON

Regalia Making- Fancy Shawl 

In this course students will learn how to make a fancy shawl regalia in women's size XS to 4XL.  Deanne will take you step by step through the sewing techniques along with traditional stories of powwow dancing.  

 

GET IN TOUCH

Toronto ON CA

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