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Dancer #14

Wetaskiwin Traditional Native PowWow 2004

Native Powwow dancer in traditional regalia with prize for having just won his dance competition. The dance outfits worn in the circle during the Powwow are called regalia or outfits. These Native American outfits are very personal and artistic expressions of the dancers' lives, feelings, interests, family and spiritual quest. Often elements of the regalia are gifts from elders or treasured people in the dancers' lives and are honorings to be worn with pride and responsibility. The regalia evolves and changes as the dancer evolves and changes in life. Each season, changes are made depending on the fashion of the time or the personal change in taste.

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