Happy Aboriginal Day RMWB

Fort McKay NorthWind Dancers

I had the incredible honour this month to photograph the Fort McKay NorthWind Dancers, and thought this would be the perfect day to share a few photos! Fort McKay has a special place in my heart, as I taught Junior High there for 2 years when I first moved to Fort McMurray, and met some of the most wonderful people I know. My heart is always full thinking about those wonderful years. When my family evacuated during the fire we went to Fort McKay the first night and were taken care of by many of my former students and their families, from them allowing us to park our camper in their driveway, bringing us blankets, air mattresses, food, toys and most importantly their support.

 

This post is also just in time to tell you about Treaty Days happening in Fort McKay starting tomorrow and going through to Sunday. The Treaty Days will include a traditional Powwow this year which you won’t want to miss! To see more photos check out my instagram and Facebook pages! The link to the event schedule is at the bottom of the page, so check it out! I enjoy getting out there every year to see the festivities and catch up with former students <3

Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
Jingle Dancer

 

1Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
 Grass Dancer

 

1Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
Grass Dancer (and my handsome hubby!)

 

1Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
Hand Drummer

 

1Teacher; Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;;
 Fancy Shawl Dancer (and the wonderful woman behind organizing the Fort McKay NorthWind Dancers!)

 

Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
Jingle Dancer

Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
 Fancy Shawl Dancer

 

Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
Jingle Dancer

 

Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
 Fancy Shawl Dancer

 

1Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
 Fancy Shawl Dancer

 

Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
 Fancy Shawl Dancer

 

Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
 Jingle Dancer

 

Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
 Fancy Shawl Dancer

 

Fort-McKay; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
Jingle Dancer

 

Fort-McKay; suncor; Aboriginal; photographer; dancer; treaty; powwow; fort-mckay; rmwb; alberta;
Traditional Shawl Dancer

 

Hope to see you in Fort McKay this Treaty Days!

Here is the event schedule:

http://fortmckay.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/TREATY-DAYS-EVENT-SCHEDULE-2017.pdf

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