Monday, October 25, 2021 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Hoop dance performance and workshop with Feryn King

Join the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, Department of History, and Department of Fine Arts for a hoop dance performance and workshop with Feryn King.

Feryn King is a hoop dancer from Akwesasne First Nation who recently toured throughout Europe with Cirque de Soleil. We are grateful that she will share her talents and this thrilling form of Indigenous dance with our Waterloo community, in this social-distanced space.

Presentation on Métis culture and history, including with the ethnogenesis of the Métis, "Who Are the Métis?", their unique and rich culture and language. Why did they disappear in history? Where are they today? 

Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and educators, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is an interactive and experiential teaching tool that explores the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada.