The two groups – Australian Aborigines and Mohawks - share their traditional music and dance, as well as their cultural perspectives with each other. Both groups are committed to learning and living their traditions. For some, this commitment has helped them overcome the negative impact of residential school systems. For others, it has strengthened their recovery from substance abuse. Walking a more traditional path helps them survive emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually in this modern world.
As the Australians dance in their traditional body paint, their movements evoke strong images of the animals from their continent. Later, Mohawks and Aborigines participate together in a Mohawk social. Although the dancing of each group differs greatly, the issues that they face in their lives have much in common. Sharing both their dance and their common challenges helps them form a powerful bond across the continents.
Many people have expressed a desire to view this extraordinary film and so we are now very happy to announce that we are able to offer it for sale as a DVD. The cost is $15.00 with proceeds going towards helping the community of Kanatsiohareke continue its work of cultural revitalization. For copies, visit the Kanatsiohareke Craft Shop in season, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org