Great Falls, Montana
Round Dance
Navajo Ghost Dance
The Round Dance, a mystic Native American festival is one of my most interesting projects yet. The two-day event is captured here in a 2-hour Tour that begins with opening prayers followed by the Pipe Ceremony, smudging of food offerings, the "feed" and then, of course, the Round Dances! A Native American birthday celebration happens on the second night and is simply fascinating as the cake is first smudged then the people who are celebrating their birthdays are prayed for. The cultural event is great enough but I have even more fun interviewing and entertaining some of the beautiful children in attendance.