Alberta girl soars in winning performance at one of world’s biggest powwows – CBC

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Alberta girl soars in winning performance at one of world’s biggest powwows – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 202231 Views

May 15, 2022

Demi Potts, 12, won the junior girls fancy shawl dance at the Gathering of Nations

Demi Potts swings her arms, pink shawl sweeping the air and feet flying in time with the fast-paced beat of the drum during her performance of the fancy shawl dance at one of the largest powwows in the world.

“Like my mom always said, just fly around like you’re a butterfly,” said the 12-year-old Potts, a member of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation from Whitecourt, Alta., about 180 kilometres northwest of Edmonton.

The advice is particularly well-suited to a dance that represents the opening of a cocoon when a butterfly emerges.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-girl-soars-in-winning-performance-at-one-of-world-s-biggest-powwows-1.6449665

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