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SWAIA Artist Spotlight: Eugene Tapahe Art Heals, The Jingle Dress Project



Eugene Tapahe

Watch: Art Heals, The Jingle Dress Project



Our project originated from a dream to unite the beauty of the land and the healing power of the jingle dance during these uncertain times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The origin of the jingle dance to the Ojibwe people happened during the influenza pandemic of 1918-19. It came as a dream to a father whose daughter was sick with the virus. His dream revealed the new dress and dance that had the power to heal. When the dresses were made, they were given to four women to perform the dance. When the little girl heard the sound of the jingles, she became stronger. By the end of the night she was dancing too. Our dream is to take this healing power to the land, to travel and capture a series of images that will document spiritual places where our ancestors once walked.




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