Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Myranda Hebbs Cross, Nova Scotia

Fair address: South Shore Regional School Board

Project: Mi'kmaq Dancing

My project is on mi'kmaq dancing. I want people to know how we dance, what we look like and what we wear.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

A tradiobal jingle dress has 365 jingles on it. One sewn on for each day of the year.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

We do not just dance for ourselves, we dance in honour of all others that can not dance. A jingle dress dancer dances for healing.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

It is easier to make regalia to dance now with because items used to make regalia are processed in bulk like beads, pelts, fabrics and leathers. We do not need to go find what we want to use naturally as much any more.

  • Clare Coleman

    Great video Myranda! I love to dance and would like to learn Mi'kmaq Dancing
    28/06/2017 4:25:07 PM

  • Lauren Fougre

    Myranda, I really enjoyed your film. Very cool, It was very interesting and educational. I hope you are given a chance to show everyone your skills in Ottawa
    23/06/2017 7:08:03 PM

  • Tracey Bowers

    Awesome
    23/06/2017 12:34:14 PM

  • Shannon Deyotte

    Wonderful job.
    23/06/2017 7:06:03 AM

  • Chris Raith

    Very good explanation. I live in Lunenburg county and yet have know real grasp on the Mi'kmaq culture
    23/06/2017 6:39:20 AM

  • Brianna Barrett (Young Citizen)

    This project is very well put together and very well presented. I really enjoyed your dance! Good luck!:)
    22/06/2017 11:15:27 AM

  • Nancy Hurshman

    Great job Miranda .Beautiful dance !
    18/06/2017 6:16:36 PM

  • Carlene Hunt

    Amazing job Myranda! You look beautiful and your dance was awesome!
    13/06/2017 4:01:49 PM

  • Holly

    Such a beautiful job . Awesome work myranda
    13/06/2017 1:37:57 PM

  • Rose

    Awesome job myranda! So proud of you xoxo
    13/06/2017 8:51:51 AM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.