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The hoop dance tells the story of creation. The hoops represent different aspects of the cycle of creation and the dancer, by manipulating the hoops, tells the story. Alex Wells of the Lil’wat nation is a three-times world champion hoop dancer. Recently, Alex and one of his daughters gave a hoop dance demonstration at the Aboriginal Cultural Festival in Victoria, British Columbia. Shown below are some photographs of this demonstration.

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Originally posted to Native American Netroots on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 07:23 AM PDT.

Also republished by Shutterbugs, Pink Clubhouse, New Jersey Kossacks, Team DFH, and DK GreenRoots.

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