Dancing Circles: Strong Hoop, Strong Spirit


Dancing Circles: Strong Hoop, Strong Spirit (2003), is a Cree/English Instructional Video Resource on Hoop Dancing and is accompanied by "The Hoop Dance", a teacher resource found on this page and in the related lesson plans. Both are aligned with Saskatchewan Learning curriculum. These resources are shared with permission from the writer, Dr. Anna-Leah King from the University of Regina, Division Media and Technology at the University of Saskatchewan, and the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division.

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

We respectfully acknowledge the original lands of the Indigenous Peoples of Treaty 4: Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Dakota, Lakota and Treaty 6: Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, and Dakota whose language and songs are shared by Elders and Knowledge Keepers. As well, we acknowledge the homeland to many winged, four-legged, crawling, and water creatures.

What is the Land Acknowledgement where you live?

Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Delvyn Kennedy First Nations and Métis Cultural Consultant with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Saskatoon, SK
Dr. Anna-Leah King Associate Professor, Language and Literacy Education, University of Regina Regina, SK
Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division Production Partner Saskatoon, SK
Division Media and Technology at the University of Saskatchewan Production Partner Saskatoon, SK
Alina Perrault NCCIE Video Editor Regina, SK
Steffany Salloum NCCIE Videographer, Community Research Associate, and Website Manager Saskatoon, SK

Video Details

Length of Video 27:34 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No


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Accompanying Resource

Title Type
The Hoop Dance: Teaching Resource File