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Native Americans put digital spin on traditions amid virus

 

March 22, 2020



Native Americans across the U.S. are organizing online and social-distancing powwows and posting videos of dances as a way to offer hope and spiritual support during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the weekend, jingle dress dancers and singers on the Bad River Reservation in Wisconsin gathered in a casino parking lot and observed social distancing while performing for community members who watched from their cars, Indian Country Today reported.

"Jingle dresses are medicine dresses," said Jody Bigboy, a Bad River tribal judge who helped organize the event.

Other jingle dress dancers shared v...



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