SATURDAY: Jingle Dress Project @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Now that the weekend is in view, it’s time for a few previews. On Saturday afternoon, the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center in West Seattle hosts “Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project,” which has been touring the West. This was born from a dream that came to Navajo photographer Eugene Tapahe, who explains, “Our goal is to take the healing power of the Ojibwe jingle dress to the land, to travel, to dance and capture a series of images to document the spiritual places our ancestors once walked, and to unite and give hope to the world through art, dance and culture to help us heal.” He and the dancers are based in Utah. (You can read about the history of the jingle dress dance here.)

3 Replies to "SATURDAY: Jingle Dress Project @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center"

  • Jubilee July 15, 2021 (2:00 pm)

    This is really exciting! The Jingle Dress Project has been stunning to watch. I first discovered it through one of my favorite YouTubers (PatrickisaNavajo) when he featured these women on his channel. I’ve learned a lot through his channel and am happy that The Jingle Dress Project has made its way to us!

  • MercyMoi July 15, 2021 (5:27 pm)

    Incidentally, if anyone is interested in a “Pow Wow Sweat” workout, here’s a jingle dress video that might kick your booty! The channel teaches a few different dances… 

  • Sillygoose July 16, 2021 (8:07 am)

    Thank you for educating us on the history of the citizens of this land and their culture.  Not only are these ladies stunningly gorgeous but brave in a time of so much uncertainty with our country.  They remain steadfast and true.

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