By Invitation Only: Dance, Confederation and Reconciliation exhibit

Added 25th Jun 2021 by Amy Bowring / Last update 25th Jun 2021

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By Invitation Only: Dance, Confederation and Reconciliation exhibit

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By Invitation Only: Dance, Confederation and Reconciliation exhibit photo
Curators: Amy Bowring, Troy Emery Twigg

Mike Dangeli
Tsimshian robe
deer hide, sea otter fur, acrylic paint 120 (h) x 164 (w) (cm)
Loan courtesy of Mike and Mique'l Dangeli, Git Hayetsk Dancers

When we dance our robes, we dance with the power, strength and resilience of our mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, and all the women of our matrilineal ancestry. We inherit from them all that we are as Tsimshian people – our clans, names, histories, songs, dances. I am Laxsgyiik (Eagle Clan) of Metlakatla, Alaska – Annette Island Indian Reserve. My clan is represented by the eagle design at the centre of this robe. It was made for me in 2006 by my husband Mike Dangeli. We honour our lineages and milestones today by creating new robes and other regalia. He gifted it to me at the potlatch he hosted in celebration of the completion of my Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia. At the time, he was my boyfriend; now he’s my husband and I have my Doctorate. This robe will be passed down to our children and its history, as well as our family’s identity and history, will continue to be danced by them and generations to come.

Sm 'Łoodm 'Nüüsm – Dr. Mique'l Dangeli, PhD
Leader of the Git Hayetsk Dancers

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