. Indigenous Enterprise Brings Traditional Dance—And Style—to New York « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Vogue – For the past six years, Indigenous Enterprise—an Indigenous dance troupe comprised of eight traditional powwow dancers—has been touring the world and sharing the beauty of their culture with others. The group was founded by Kenneth Shirley, a Diné men’s fancy war dancer, and the ensemble has performed together at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, on the TV show World of Dance, and even as part of Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration. Wherever they stop, the group arrives armed with their striking regalia and one distinctive mission: to represent their people. “When we were overseas in Australia, that was the first time a lot of people had ever seen a Native American,” says Shirley. “We want to showcase what real Indigenous people look like—not the Hollywood negative stereotypes.”…

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