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Bhangra and Highland Dance Fusion in Victoria, BC, Canada

 

Devon Bidal is a journalist in Victoria, BC.

During my visit to Vancouver Island, she took a break from journalism to do what she loved doing in her earlier life.

We went to Mt. Douglas to fuse Bhangra and Highland dances for creating cross-cultural bridges and unity-in-diversity.

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A Conversation with Khasha in his Native Language Southern Tutchone at Champagne, Yukon

A conversation with Khasha in his native language Southern Tutchone at village Champagne, Yukon, Canada. Khasha learned the language of his ancestors, and now he is a Southern Tutchone teacher in nearby town Haines Junction. He also inspired me to speak in the language of my ancestors, Punjabi.

There was a geographical difference of half a globe, but the ancestors of Khasha and I had the same colonizers and our languages were hurt.

The village Champagne is located in the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN).

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Bhangra with Little Humans in the Yukon Forest | Rivers to Ridges

 

Dancing Bhangra with little humans in the forest! Thanks, the forest school in the Yukon, Rivers to Ridges, for inviting me! After dancing, I told them a story. Kids and I also discussed why inclusion, equality and respecting others are important.

Rivers to Ridges is a forest school in Whitehorse, Yukon. The school designs, supports and delivers outdoor and land-based programs for young people year-round.